GIS– 03 October 2017: The Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Islamic Republic of Iran to Mauritius, Mr Mohammad Moniri Nik, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, today at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement after the visit, Mr Moniri Nik highlighted the fruitful discussions with the Prime Minister in several areas of collaboration where both Iran and Mauritius can provide mutual assistance. He pointed out that Mauritius has a great potential as a tourism market for the 18 million Iranians. He added that the management of the Iranian-owned castle in Moka, Château Val Ory, will be reviewed, and that the castle can become a major tourist attraction for visitors from Iran.
The Ambassador also spoke of his country’s energy sector, namely the petrochemicals project. Suggestions for co-investment from the private sector of both countries in joint ventures were put forward to the Prime Minister during the meeting.
Mauritius and Iran relations
Diplomatic relations between Mauritius and Iran were established on 24 September 1971. Cooperation focuses mainly on trade and Mauritian exports to Iran, which are mainly medical products, increased from Rs 568 470 in 2010 to Rs 25 298 605 in 2015, with a peak of Rs 32.5 million in 2013. The main products imported from Iran in 2015 and which amounted to Rs 15 432 592 were paraffin wax, wafers, and dried fruits, among others.
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