Ties and Cooperation with Bihar to be strengthened : Ramgoolam

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Bodh Gaya, Feb 20 (UNI) Mauritius Prime Minister Dr Navinchandra Ramgoolam today exuded confidence that the relation between Mauritius and Bihar is poised to get a fillip and urged Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to send more doctors and labourers to his country not only to generate employment but also to meet their growing demand there.

Addressing a ''Meet the Press programme'' jointly with Mr Kumar, prior to his departure for Jaipur after a three-day state visit, Dr Ramgulam said, '' The new chapter of bilateral relationship, which began with the visit of the Bihar Chief Minister to Mauritus, has pepped up further with my visit. '' '' There would be many more exchange programmes in cultural and economy fields between Bihar and Mauritius opening a new vista of cooperation between us, '' he added.

Welcoming Mr Kumar's decision to open a Mauritius cultural centre in Patna, Dr Ramgoolam said from now on, many more people from different fields would start visiting the state and explore the opportunities in diversified fields.

'' I shall also look forward to opening a similar cultural centre of India, particularly of Bihar, in Mauritius, '' he stated.

Regertting short supply of labourers and technicians, even medical professionals, in his country, Dr Ramgoolam said he had urged the Chief Minister to send more people from the state to make a positive impact on the economy boom of Mauritus, where the present annual income averaged from 6000 to 7000 dollars per head.

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