GIS – 19 January 2018: The new Ambassador of the United States of America to Mauritius, Mr David Dale Reimer, paid a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit, Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, this afternoon at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
Stepping up collaboration, mainly in the economic sphere, by potentially raising more investment to Mauritius featured among issues discussed by Prime Minister Jugnauth and Ambassador Reimer. The conversation also focused on the level of development of Mauritius, as well as various infrastructure development projects. Moreover, Mr Jugnauth voiced his concerns on the Chagos Archipelago issue.
In a statement following the courtesy call, the U.S. Ambassador said that he had a very good and productive meeting with the Prime Minister. He also expressed his appreciation for the warm welcome extended by the Prime Minister, he said that he looked forward to working closely with the Government as well as the people of Mauritius. “We will work together to try to find ways to increase the collaboration between our two countries,” he pointed out.
The newly appointed U.S. Ambassador is a career member of the Senior Foreign Service, class of Counsellor, and has been, since 2015, the Director of the Office of West African Affairs, Bureau of African Affairs, Department of State. A former Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Mauritania from 2012 to 2014, Mr Reimer served as Assessor, Board of Examiners, Bureau of Human Resources, Department of State (2014-2015) and was previously Senior Refugee Coordinator at the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad, Iraq, between 2011 and 2012.
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