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Strongest diaspora linkages between India, Seychelles: Sumitra Mahajan

New Delhi,Jan 12:-- Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan today said diaspora linkages between India and Seychelles are among the strongest and the presence of the Indian Ocean has actually connected them.


Mahajan, who is leading an Indian parliamentary delegation to the island nation, attended the 'Pravasi Bharatiya' celebrations in Victoria, the capital city of the Seychelles.


In an official statement issued by the Lok Sabha Secretariat, Mrs Mahajan was quoted as saying relations between the two nations are characterised by historical ties, cultural linkages, friendship, and understanding with a view to moving forward together.


She said that Seychelles enjoys the unbound love, affection and unconditional support of India.


Appreciating the role of Indians in development of Seychelles, she said Indian nationals have been among the earliest inhabitants of the islands and have evolved over the decades to constitute the heart and soul of the Seychelles.


Mahajan attended various sessions of the 24th Conference of Speakers and Presiding Officers of the Commonwealth held in Victoria from January 8-11 and also delivered the keynote address.

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