“Mauritius is like ‘Chhota Bharat’, we have blood relations…”: Minister Deepak Balgobin
Mauritius Minister of Information and Technology, Communication and Innovation Deepak Balgobin said that Mauritius is like ‘Chhota Bharat’ and it has blood relations with India and not just diplomatic ties.
On behalf of the government of Mauritius, Deepak Balgobin thanked the government of India for having invited Mauritius as a guest country to the G20 Summit.
Further, he said, “Mauritius is, as we say, in our language, like ‘Chhota Bharat’ because, we have not only diplomatic relations, but we have blood relations.”
“And, as a minister of information technology, communication and innovation, We have signed a collaboration with the Ministry of ICT Electronics here in India so that we could collaboration with India and Mauritius government, in terms of development, emerging technologies like AI, blockchain, and others,” Mauritius Mnister of Information Technology Deepak Balgobin said while speaking to ANI.
“Through our relationship, we are going to do more in terms of technology and get expertise from India. Get experience, knowledge from India,” he added.
He further said that Mauritius is also working with India in space technology.
“We’re also working on the space technology. We are, working together with ISRO and one of my institutions that is under my portfolio, where we are seeking experienced and valuable help from ISRO to help Mauritius in terms of based technology,” he said.
Deepak Balgobin, Minister of Information Technology, Communication and Innovation visited the G20-DIA summit in Bengaluru, Karnataka.
The two-day Digital Innovation Alliance summit, being held on the sidelines of the fourth meeting of the ‘Digital Economy Working Group’ under G20, is being attended by global experts and digital leaders including representatives from other G20 countries.
The Summit is focused on discussions on ‘Digital Public Infrastructure (DPI)’, ‘Security in the Digital Economy’, and ‘Digital Skilling’.
As part of India’s G20 Presidency, G20 Digital Innovation Alliance (G20-DIA) initiative was launched under MeitY Startup Hub. It recognizes and accelerates the growth of startups from all G20 countries and nine invited guest countries in six sectors – Ed-tech, Health-tech, Agri-tech, Fin-tech, Secured Digital Infrastructure, and Circular Economy that are using digital technologies to solve humanity’s most pressing needs. (ANI)
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