GIS - 19 July, 2016:
Airport security, training for aviation and airport personnel and consolidation of existing bilateral relationships between Mauritius and China were at the fore of discussions yesterday afternoon between the Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Tourism and External Communications, Mr Xavier Luc Duval and the Vice Minister of Civil Aviation of China, Mr Dong Zhiyi.
The Deputy Prime Minister, Mr Duval, had a working session with Mr Zhiyi and his delegation at his office to discuss about the setting up of a Regional Civil Aviation Academy in Mauritius in the vicinity of the airport which will provide training for personnel of the aviation sector for Mauritius as well as Africa. Mr Duval highlighted that this Academy will further help to enhance cooperation between China-Mauritius-Africa.
The External communication Minister stressed that airport security is of utmost importance and that with its expertise, China will help the Civil Aviation personnel of Mauritius, through training and exchange of knowledge, achieve the required levels of high security as the safety of passengers is high on the agenda of the Government.
The Vice Minister of Civil Aviation of China, Mr Dong Zhiyi, on his part highlighted that the purpose his visit is to enhance the bilateral relations between the two countries and to strengthen the existing cooperation in the aviation sector with Mauritius and Africa.
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