PM Modi hails India-Seychelles partnership in Indian Ocean

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hailed the “strong and vibrant ties” between India and Seychelles, the Indian Ocean archipelago nation with which India has close defence and security ties.

Modi met with a Seychelles parliamentary delegation, led by Speaker Patrick Pillay and including Leader of Government Business Charles De Commarmond, which is on an official visit to India at the invitation of Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan.

During Modi’s visit to Seychelles in March 2015, both countries had inked an agreement to develop infrastructure on Assumption Island, which lies 1,140 km southwest of the mainland of Mahe, and is one of the 115 islands that constitute Seychelles.

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