United Nations Security Council - Mauritian Prime minister, Navin Ramgoolam, on Monday said his country would continue to back India's bid for a permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council.
He reaffirmed the position at a dinner he hosted in honour of the Indian president, Shri Pranab Mukherjee, who has arrived on the island to attend the celebrations marking the 45th anniversary of Mauritius independence due on Tuesday.
'It's abnormal that the world's biggest democracy doesn't have a permanent seat at the UN Security Council,' said Mr Ramgoolam.
The Mauritian Prime Minister also assured India about his support to Indian Ocean countries in the fight against maritime piracy and terrorism.
Mr Ramgoolam said that India had always supported Mauritius since its independence 45 years ago.
'India continues helping us. Already, 50% of investments in medical facilities in Mauritius are from India, which has been giving a huge support to medical tourism on the island.'
Mauritius has a population of about 1.3 million, including almost three-quarters that are descendants from Indian immigrants who came to work on the island.