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Tanzania and Mauritius to boost economic ties in agribusiness and tourism

Tanzania and Mauritius to boost economic ties in agribusiness and tourism

According to Abbas Rizvi, Honorary Consul of Mauritius to Tanzania, Mauritius has recorded significant strides in the ICT industry which he hoped could be achieved in Tanzania as well through cooperation between the two countries. (Image: Tanzanian Affairs)

The Honorary Consul of Mauritius to Tanzania, Abbas Rizvi, has pledged to strengthen trade relations between Dar es Salaam, Tanzania and Port-Louis, Mauritius, particularly in agribusiness and tourism.

During an interview to DAILYNEWS, the consul mentioned other areas of cooperation that he envisages, such as introduction of Air Mauritius flights between the East African economy and the island economy.

“Introducing marine transport between Dar es Salaam and Port-Louis will be considered as well, to enable people from the two countries to travel easily,” Rizvi said.

To make this possible, the consul said he would start with spearheading the establishment of a Tanzania-Mauritius Business Council to connect investors from Tanzania and Mauritius.

In Tanzania, Mauritian investors would be encouraged to invest in plantation and contract farming, agro processing as well as information and communication technology (ICT).

“On tourism, we will promote and market the travel potential inherent in both countries to help people understand what Tanzania and Mauritius have to offer,” Rizvi said.

According to the consul, Mauritius has recorded significant strides in the ICT industry which he hoped could be achieved in Tanzania as well through cooperation between the two countries.

“Mauritius has gone a long way to become an ICT-driven economy. It started with the agriculture sector, progressed to manufacturing and, eventually, see where it is now,” he elaborated.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean with beautiful beaches which it leverages to promote itself as an attractive tourist destination.

Rizvi hinted that, given political stability and conductive environment for investment and trade in Tanzania, Mauritian investors are keen to invest in the country.

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