GIS - July 06, 2012: The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Dr. Arvin Boolell, is on an official visit to India from 04 to 07 July 2012.
Dr Boolell is having discussions with the Indian authorities on the forthcoming meeting of the Joint Working Group (JWG) in Mauritius. The Indian authorities have agreed for an early renegotiation of the India-Mauritius Double Taxation Avoidance Convention (DTAC) and consequently the JWG will meet on 23 and 24 August 2012.
The Minister yesterday met Dr. Manmohan Singh, Indian Prime Minister, Mr. S. M. Krishna, the Minister of External Affairs, Mrs. Sushma Swaraj, Leader of the Opposition, the corporate and the press.
Discussions with Indian authorities focused mainly on how the two countries can strengthen their bilateral cooperation and ways to resolve outstanding issues on a win-win basis, with emphasis on the DTAC.
Discussions on the DTAC have centered on how to resolve outstanding problems and focused essentially on exchange of information, curbing of round-tripping, enhancing of substance and providing certainty, clarity and stability to the Convention.
The Minister is meeting with a number of dignitaries in New-Delhi and will then be proceeding to Mumbai where he will address the International Fiscal Association Conference being held on 6-7 July 2012.