06/03/2015 6:54 PM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:25 AM IST

Modi's First International Stops In 2015 Include Seychelles, Mauritius And Sri Lanka

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NEW DELHI, INDIA - MARCH 1: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addresses during the 25th Foundation Day of Nasscom, event on silver jubilee of Indian IT-ITeS industry, on March 1, 2015 in New Delhi, India. Modi said, 'We need a revolution in mobile governance. There are many opportunities in this field. The faster you all make mobile apps, the faster you will capture the market. World is worried about cyber security. Can we do innovation in this field; there will be a huge market I am sure. Through @mygovindia I am going to seek ideas for PMO Mobile App. After that it will be about execution.' (Photo By Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka from March 10 to 14 on his first visit abroad in 2015.

Prime Minister Modi will have bilateral discussions with President James Alexis Michel in Seychelles on March 11 to strengthen the maritime ties and enhance development cooperation.

The Prime Minister will have extensive meetings with Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth on March 11-12 in Mauritius to further enhance special and unique relations. Prime Minister Modi will also be the chief guest at the National Day celebrations.

Prime Minister Modi will have meetings with President Maithripala Sirisena and other senior leaders across the political spectrum in Sri Lanka on March 13-14.

This will provide opportunities to build on the close contacts at the highest political level and enhance mutual cooperation and understanding on major issues of common interest.

"The visit of the Prime Minister to our friendly maritime neighbours is reflective of India's desire to further strengthen our ties in the Indian Ocean region," said a release issued by the Ministry of External Affairs.