Agencies, New Delhi
Mauritius President Rajkeswur Purryag today held talks with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during which the two leaders are understood to have discussed a host of issues, including trade and investment and cooperation in fight against piracy.
The Mauritius President arrived here on a week-long visit to the country last evening. The population of the India Ocean island nation consists largely of the persons of India origin.Earlier in the morning, Mr Purryag had a meeting with External Affairs Minister Salman Khurshid, official sources said here.
He will meet President Pranab Mukherjee, Vice-President Hamid Ansari and Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar in the evening. Mr Purryag will be the chief guest at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas 2013 on January 8-9 and will be honoured with the Pravasi Bharatiya Samman Award. He is accompanied by his wife Aneetah Purryag and the Ministers of Arts and Culture and Social Integration and Economic Empowerment and senior officials.The Mauritius President will also visit Patna, Tirupati and Kochi during his state visit. In Bihar, he will visit his ancestral village Bojeetpore near Patna.