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Canada to help Mauritius in journey towards new economic vision 2015-19

Canada to help Mauritius in journey towards new economic vision 2015-19

The High Commissioner of Canada, Gaston Barban, noted that both countries should boost investments, and suggested that discussions must focus on concluding an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement. (Image: Canada International)

In a big boost to Mauritius’ new economic vision for 2015-19, Canada has offered to participate in the plan to steer the Mauritian economy to new heights and shape a second economic miracle, as enunciated in the Government Programme rolled out last week.

This strengthening of bilateral ties between Mauritius and Canada and the reinforcement of existing collaboration between the two countries were at the fore of discussions during a meeting between the High Commissioner of Canada, Gaston Barban and Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth, last Thursday January 29, 2015, at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
 
Gaston Barban is on his second visit in Mauritius after having received his credential letter last year from Mauritius President Kailash Purryag.
 
In a statement after his meeting with the Mauritius Prime Minister, Canada’s Gaston Barban underlined that a large number of Mauritians reside in Canada. As both countries are members of the Commonwealth and Francophonie, Canada and Mauritius can cooperate further in various fields.

On this score, he added that both countries should start discussions with regards to concluding an Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement to boost investments.
 
Gaston Barban concluded on the hope of further cooperation between Canada and Mauritius in the field of the Ocean economy as both countries are Ocean States, and expressed the wish for an exchange of expertise between the two countries in this area.

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