Situation would improve in Malaysia: Mauritius President

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Jalandhar, Dec 15 (UNI) Mauritius President Anerood Jurgnauth has said that human beings should be treated as human and should not be discriminated on the basis of caste, creed, religion or nation.

Reacting to the reports of ethnic discrimination with the Hindus in Malaysia, Mr Jurgnauth, of Indian origin, said that the situation has not been good in Malaysia but he hoped that it would improve soon.

The President was here today to participate in a function of APJ College.

On relations with India, the Mauritian President said that both the countries have cordial relations with each other and the collaboration between the two countries has been going on in every field ever since Mauritius attained freedom.

He also revealed that collaboration with India in the field of education was also under consideration. However, at present he was on a private visit to the country and not here to sign any type of MOU with the government of India, he said.

About the tourism sector in Mauritius, the President said,''The country is a beautiful island with number of marvellous sights and due to which, the tourism industry has prospered a lot.'' He also said that as the Mauritians have very good hospitality and the tourist feels secure in that country, so a large number of tourists are attracted towards the country. The government of the country has been making all efforts to promote more tourism in the country, he added.

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