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China Special Envoy discusses Forum on China-Africa cooperation with Mauritian PM

China Special Envoy discusses Forum on China-Africa cooperation with Mauritian PM

Ambassador Liu Guijin, a Special Envoy of the Government of China on FOCAC, an ideal China-Africa platform for extended Mauritius collaboration, met Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to discuss the good bilateral relationship that China and Mauritius share. (Image: Composite )

Ambassador Liu Guijin, a Special Envoy of the Government of China on the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), met Mauritian Prime Minister Sir Anerood Jugnauth to discuss the forthcoming 6th Ministerial Conference on FOCAC to be held in South Africa by year-end.

 

In his statement after the meeting, Liu Guijin, who was accompanied by the Chinese Ambassador to Mauritius, Li Li, spoke on the good bilateral relationship and cooperation that exist between China and Mauritius.

He also pointed out that the purpose of his visit is also to have consultations with the Mauritian Government to further expand collaboration within the framework of FOCAC, which he said is an ideal platform for China-Africa cooperation.

He also spoke on the strategic location of Mauritius, which, according to him, has a key role to play with regards to FOCAC as Mauritius is well developed, has a mature democracy, stable society and better educated human resources as compared to other African countries.

Finally, other topics discussed pertained to China’s concerns regarding the vulnerabilities of Small Island countries like Mauritius in relation to environment protection and climate change; the expansion of cooperation in air connectivity with the increasing number of tourists from China and vice-versa; and further collaboration in prominent sectors such as financial services, manufacturing and the ocean economy.

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