Mauritius and France will further collaborate to strengthen both bilateral relations and friendly ties between the two countries as well as reinforce both economic and social development. This was at the fore of discussions last month by the President of the National Assembly of France, Mr Claude Bartolone, during a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement, Mr Claude Bartolone, lauded the initiative of Mauritius with regards to the signing and ratification of the Paris Agreement adopted at the 21st Meeting of the Conference of Parties (COP 21) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. This, he said, demonstrates the similarities between the two countries to environmental issues and climate change.
The President of the National Assembly of France also expressed interest and shared the same vision of the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, for both countries to strengthen partnership in their future endeavours, which according to him will open new avenues of cooperation concerning economic exchanges in the Indian Ocean given Mauritius’ proximity with Reunion Island.
He also dwelt on reinforcing cooperation in the field of medicine, and in the fight against terrorism, whereby he expressed his sincere gratitude as well as that of the Government of France for the support of Mauritius with regards the recent terrorist attack in France.
Mr Claude Bartolone concluded by appealing to political leaders to further mobilise and cooperate towards achieving the shared goals on both the social and economic front.