New Supreme Court building of Mauritius 

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Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Prime Minister of Mauritius Mr Pravind Jugnauth have jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building in Mauritius through video conference. 

In line with India’s vision of ‘SAGAR – Security and Growth for All in the Region’, the new Supreme Court building demonstrates India’s role as a reliable partner of Mauritius in the Indian Ocean region as also India’s steadfast commitment to strengthen the future-oriented partnership between the two countries 

Details  

  • The building is the first India assisted infrastructure project within the capital city of Port Louis to be inaugurated after the Covid pandemic. 
  • The landmark project has been completed with grant assistance of USD 28.12 million from the Government of India. 
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi emphasised that India’s development cooperation does not come with any conditions, nor is it influenced by any political or commercial considerations. India’s core principle for development cooperation is respect for our partners and the central motivation is sharing of our development lessons. 
  • Indian development cooperation as marked by the core values of ‘Respect’, ‘Diversity’, ‘Care for the Future’, and ‘Sustainable Development’. 

About SAGAR Mission  

  • In 2015, Prime Minister Narendra Modi, during a visit to Mauritius outlined India’s SAGAR vision i.e. Security and Growth for All in the Region (SAGAR). 
  • It is an increasing recognition of the increasing importance of maritime security, maritime commons and cooperation. 
  • Through SAGAR, India seeks to deepen economic and security cooperation with its maritime neighbours and assist in building their maritime security capabilities. 
  • For this, India would cooperate on the exchange of information, coastal surveillance, building of infrastructure and strengthening their capabilities. 
  • SAGAR provides a mechanism for India to expand strategic partnerships with other Indian Ocean Region littorals in Asia and Africa. 
  • It indicates the leadership role and responsibilities India is ready to play in the region on a long-term basis in a transparent manner through its capacity building and capability enhancement programs. 

About Indian Ocean Rim Association  

  • IORA was established in the year 1997 in Ebene Cyber City, Mauritius. 
  • First established as Indian Ocean Rim Initiative in Mauritius on March 1995 and formally launched in 1997 by the conclusion of a multilateral treaty known as the Charter of the IORA for Regional Cooperation. 
  • It is based on the principles of Open Regionalism for strengthening Economic Cooperation particularly on Trade Facilitation and Investment, Promotion as well as Social Development of the region. 
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