The instrumental position of the diplomatic corps to foster bilateral members of the family with Mauritius and additional fortify cooperation in fields of mutual passion, used to be highlighted through the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the finish of yr diplomatic reception held, closing night time, at Le Meridien Hotel in Pointe aux Piments. The Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Mr Marie Cyril Eddy Boissézon, a number of Ministers, Members of Parliament and Diplomats, have been provide.
In his deal with, Prime Minister Jugnauth underscored the significance of bringing in combination the diplomatic group because it supplies a singular alternative to assessment previous occasions and percentage perspectives on how to paintings in combination against a greater the next day to come. “You all have been instrumental in fostering closer ties between Mauritius and your organisations,” he mentioned. “We are grateful to your readiness to support and consider you as an important part of the Mauritian family,” he emphasized.
The two tricky years of the Covid-19 pandemic, he mentioned, gave us the alternative to reenergise our collaboration and our companions have endured to lend us their valuable make stronger and technical help in coping with the pandemic and different unheard of demanding situations.
This yr, he indicated, Mauritius had the alternative to attend a bunch of occasions at the world stage to additional beef up bilateral members of the family with international locations equivalent to India, China and Pakistan; fortify the visibility of Mauritius; valorise cooperation and give a boost to regional financial integration. He expressed his heartfelt appreciation to the Government of India in its capability as the chair of the G20 Summit for extending a call for participation to Mauritius to take part as a visitor nation including that this can be a top mark of friendship.
The Prime Minister seen that during those difficult occasions going through the global and getting the international economic system again on course calls for the most powerful political will. Mauritius, he stressed out, joins the name in the multilateral gadget to deal with those demanding situations and this may occasionally require a reform of the international monetary structure so as to unharness building financing for international locations in want.
“We are thankful to our partners including the United Nations (UN) and its agencies based in Mauritius for all the support extended this year”, he mentioned. “We are working closely with the UN for a new cooperation framework with Mauritius for the period 2024- 2029 and for other important projects including the development and adoption of the multi-dimensional vulnerability index which fully recognises and responds to the needs of Mauritius as a Small Island Developing State”, he identified.
Speaking on cooperation with different international locations, Prime Minister Jugnauth underlined that members of the family between Mauritius and Reunion Island proceed to give a boost to with the protecting of Commission mixte and the conclusion of two conventions on the Extradition and Mutual Legal Assistance in Criminal Matters treaties with France.
“In October this year, Mauritius with your support, was elected for the first time ever on the Council of the International Telecommunication Union for the African region for the period 2022-2026 and likewise I count on your support for the candidature of Mauritius for a non-permanent seat on the UN Security Council for the term 2025-2026”, he reiterated.
He spoke on the want to consolidate resilience development methods including that Mauritius will proceed to have interaction with regional organisations equivalent to COMESA, SADC, Indian Ocean Rim Association and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC). Mauritius, he underlined, will suppose the chair of the IOC subsequent yr and the best priorities will contain improving maritime connectivity and safety. The nation additionally stays dedicated to the a success realisation of the seven aspirations contained in the African Union’s Agenda 2063, he added.
With regard to the 9th EU-Mauritius Political Dialogue which came about closing month, he indicated that it allowed optimistic exchanges on a bunch of commonplace problems equivalent to deepening of financial partnership settlement; unlawful, unregulated and unreported fishing; and rules of the Indian Ocean Tuna Commission (IOTC). “We look forward to host the 37th session of the IOTC in May next year and the 10th meeting of parties of the Southern Indian Ocean Fisheries Agreement in July”, he said.
Referring to his participation at the US Africa chief Summit, the Prime Minister indicated that it used to be a very powerful discussion board for brand spanking new joint tasks between the US and African international locations to give a boost to industry, spice up our continent’s restoration, bolster meals safety and advertise funding in infrastructure, well being and renewable tasks. “We look forward to engaging together with other Sub-Saharan African countries on the African Growth and Opportunity Act and to find appropriate solutions”, he added.
Mauritius, he underlined, continues to open markets in order to higher create an atmosphere for industry and funding and the implementation of the not too long ago concluded industry agreements with India, China, UK and the African Free Trade space. “Political and economic discussions with the Middle East are yielding good results and we will continue to remain engage in strengthening our relations with them”, he shared.
Mauritius, he indicated, additionally had the privilege of protecting a sequence of meetings and conferences this yr particularly the Commonwealth Law Ministers Meeting, and the African-Economic Conference. Mauritius’s participation in the Dubai Expo 2020, he stressed out, has been a singular alternative to exhibit our building schedule and identify new contacts. Mauritius, he introduced, will take part in the Expo 2025 to be held in Osaka.
With regard to the Chagos factor, Prime Minister Jugnauth highlighted that Mauritius and UK have made up our minds to get started negotiations on the factor of sovereignty over the Chagos Archipelago in view to securing, through early subsequent yr, an settlement on the foundation of world regulation. Any settlement between Mauritius and UK, he mentioned, will be certain that the endured and efficient operations of the army base in Diego Garcia which performs an important position in selling regional and international safety. As regards safety issues, Mauritius will proceed to paintings carefully with spouse international locations to make our waters more secure. “As for the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub, we continue to rely on your support and assistance to make a difference,” said the Prime Minister.
As for the Dean of the Diplomatic Corps and Ambassador of the EU to Mauritius, Mr Vincent Degert, he counseled all diplomats and ambassadors for his or her engagement against making sure efficient discussion and in running against commonplace targets for the welfare of the Nation.
Mauritius, he said, has demonstrated a robust resilience and self assurance in the face of the Covid-19 pandemic and different demanding situations. Mauritius possesses an excellent and entirely succesful diplomatic drive to thrive in the long term with the make stronger and steerage of each one, he affirmed.
Author: Government of Mauritius