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India, Seychelles talk of ‘mutual welfare’

“We have expressed our strong desire to elevate our bilateral relation to a comprehensive partnership of greater strategic partnership,” said Mr Faure.

India also declared that India will remain committed to Seychelles’ development.

“India is ready to finance three civilian infrastructure projects in Seychelles under Special Grant. Government House, New Police Headquarters and the Office of the Attorney General is included in this,” declared Prime Minister Modi.

India will remain committed to capacity development of Seychelles.

“India will send officials to Seychelles to support the country for projects that it decides for itself,” Prime Minister Modi said.

President Faure expressed his country’s appreciation of the Indian moves and said that his country will soon be celebrating the 250th anniversary of the arrival of the Indian origin people to the archipelago.

The Prime Minister also thanked the visiting President for gifting two large Aldabra turtles that are unique and are known to live for centuries.

Six agreements

Both sides sealed six agreements including one that will twin Panjim in Goa with Victoria of Seychelles.

President Faure arrived in Gujarat on 22 June and has travelled to Goa before reaching Delhi on Sunday.