India-Seychelles sign Four Agreements, Modi impressed by Michel


Victoria, March 11: On the first day of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit in Seychelles during his three-nation tour as part of the programme, two countries signed four agreements to strengthen the ties.

Addressing a joint press conference with Seychelles President Michel, Modi talked about climate change, focused on renewable energy and invited the country to take part in the make in India programme to boost Indian economy.

The two leaders signed the agreements on the development of infrastructure in the Assumption Island in the Indian Ocean Region, security cooperation, maritime cooperation, and commerce.

Modi announced to give one more Dornier aircraft to Seychelles to be a partner in the development of its security capabilities. He said, "Seychelles has made impressive progress. It has shown that size is no barrier to the scale of achievements."

Modi was lauded the vision of Michel and hoped together they will strengthen the relations between two countries. He was also impressed by the sublime beauty of the country and during his visit he captured some scenes on his mobile.

Taking to Twitter, he posted, "Beautiful Seychelles …a picture taken by me. The affection of the people of Seychelles has been phenomenal!"

After the inking the deals, Modi unveiled the Plaque and Operationalisation of Radar for the Coastal Surveillance Radar Project (CSR) India-Seychelles Cooperation Project as part of the symbol of the cooperation between two nations in the Indian Ocean Region.

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