GIS - 31 January, 2020: The Australian High Commissioner to Mauritius, Ms Jenny Dee, paid a courtesy call, yesterday, on the Prime Minister, Minister of Defence, Home Affairs and External Communications, Minister of Rodrigues, Outer Islands and Territorial Integrity, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
Discussions focused on the 50 years of diplomatic relations between Australia and Mauritius. Ms Jenny Dee stated that the meeting was an opportunity to present to Prime Minister Jugnauth a painting of waterlilies found at the Pamplemousses Garden. She said the relationship between the two countries was founded on shared values and common interests as Partners in the Indian Ocean.
The Australian High Commissioner further highlighted that Australia and Mauritius have a long history of people-to-people links with diverse, tolerant and multicultural communities-a feature of our vibrant democracies.
50 years of diplomatic relations
To mark the longstanding relations between Australia and Mauritius, the Australian High Commission is organising an art exhibition, ‘Motherland’, from 30 January to 16 February 2010, at the Caudan Arts Centre.
This art exhibition celebrates the diaspora links between the two countries through the eyes of 2018 Archibald Prize Finalist and 2019 Wynne Landscape Prize Finalist Robert Malherbe.
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