India’s devpt cooperation does not come with any conditions, says PM
   Date :31-Jul-2020

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Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Mauritian PM Pravind Jugnauth inaugurate the new Supreme Court building of Mauritius through video-conferencing in New Delhi on Thursday. (ANI) 
“The new Supreme Court building in Port Louis is a symbol of our cooperation and shared values. Both India and Mauritius respect our independent judiciaries as important pillars of our democratic systems,” Modi observed 
INDIA’S development cooperation with other nations does not come with any conditions and is not influenced by political or commercial considerations, Prime Minister Narendra Modi asserted on Thursday. He also said that India’s approach to development is mainly human-centric and it wants to work for the welfare of humanity. “Our development partnerships reflect the development priorities of our partner nations,” he said. The Prime Minister was addressing a virtual event of the inauguration of a new Supreme Court building of Mauritius. Modi and Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth jointly inaugurated the new Supreme Court building at Port Louis. The new building in Port Louis is a symbol of our cooperation and shared values, Modi said.
“Both India and Mauritius respect our independent judiciaries as important pillars of our democratic systems,” the Prime Minister observed. Modi said history has taught us that in the name of development partnerships, nations were forced into “dependence partnerships”. “It gave rise to colonial and imperial rule.It gave rise to global power blocks and humanity suffered,” he said. India is making development partnerships that are marked by respect, diversity, care for the future, and sustainable development, he noted. For India, Modi said, the most fundamental principle in development cooperation is respecting its partners. “This sharing of development lessons is our only motivation.
That is why our development cooperation does not come with any conditions. It is not influenced by political or commercial considerations,” the Prime Minister asserted. Modi observed that Mahatma Gandhi had said, “My patriotism includes the good of mankind in general. Therefore, my service to India includes the service of humanity.” This, Modi said, is India’s guiding philosophy. “India wants to develop and India wants to help others in their own development needs,” he noted.
India’s development partnerships are diverse, he said adding that from commerce to culture, energy to engineering, health to housing, IT to infrastructure, sports to science, India is working with nations across the globe. “If India is honoured to help in the Parliament building in Afghanistan, it is also proud to be associated with the making of the Mahatma Gandhi convention centre in Niger,” he said. Modi said India is contributing towards ensuring the availability of drinking water and sanitation in 34 islands of the Maldives.
“We have tried to make cricket popular in countries as diverse as Afghanistan and Guyana by helping build stadiums and other facilities. “We are excited to see the young Afghan cricket team trained in India emerge as a force to reckon with,” he said. India is now providing similar support to develop the talent of the Maldives cricket players.
He also pointed out that India is at the forefront of a major housing project in Sri Lanka. “India is not only proud to be helping your present. We consider it our privilege to help you create a better future for your youth. That is why training and skilling is such an important part of our development cooperation,” he said. With Mauritius, India shares not only the waters of the Indian Ocean but also a common heritage of kinship, culture, and language, the Prime Minister said. In his address, Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed appreciation for India’s support for the project as reflective of the close ties of friendship and cooperation between the two countries.
He noted that the construction of the Supreme Court Building with Indian assistance is a new milestone in the modernisation of infrastructure in Mauritius and will help make the Mauritius justice system more efficient, accessible and inclusive. In his address, peppered with sentences in Hindi, he also thanked India for the assistance rendered amid the COVID-19 pandemic. He also referred to Modi’s “sabka saath, sabka vikas, sabka vishwas” philosophy.