India`s rise as superpower in our interest: Mauritius Prez

Last Updated: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 22:52

Varanasi: Mauritius President Anerood Jugnauth
on Sunday said his country has an "unbreakable blood relationship"
with India and wants it to become a super power.

"We in our country hear about India and China becoming new
super powers and we really wish that India must become a super
power as soon as possible because it will be in our interest,"
Jugnauth said while inaugurating a seminar on the development
of Bhojpuri language at Banaras Hindu University here.

Calling for an enduring and stronger relationship with New
Delhi, he said, "We have an unbreakable blood relationship
with India, and so with its development and increasing
strength, we will automatically be benefited.

For India to become a super power, he said, a vision and
determination is required and if this country moves forward
with a vision and determination and fills the gap between the
development of urban and rural areas, there is no reason why
it can not be a super power.

Citing the example of his own country, Jugnauth said, "at
one stage when I first became the Prime Minister of Mauritius
in 1982, the entire western world declared us as `economically
unviable` country... but we did not lose hope ...and today we
are a fully developed country."

Earlier, the President of Mauritius reached here on a two
days` trip in the afternoon, from Lucknow.

During his visit to the holy city, he will attend the
Bhojpuri literature and art exhibition functions.

He will also meet industrialists and businessmen of the
region tomorrow morning and then leave for Mumbai.

PTI



First Published: Sunday, December 6, 2009 - 22:52

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