GIS - 08 December, 2015: The India Mauritius Trade and Cultural Friendship Forum (IMTCFF) has invited the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, to launch the India-Mauritius Global Partnership Summit to be held in Mauritius in May-June 2016.
In this context, a delegation led by the President of the IMTCFF, Mr Pritpal Singh Pannu, accompanied by the Mauritian Secretary General, Mr Ravi Rutnah, paid a courtesy call today on the Prime Minister at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
Discussions focused on how best the forthcoming Summit can help strengthen the India-Mauritius global partnership by creating new socio-economic and cultural framework based on mutual cooperation and understanding.
It will be recalled that the IMTCFF was launched in April this year following the visit of the Prime Minister of India, Shri Narendra Modi, in Mauritius, with a view to give a boost to cooperation in trade and culture between India and Mauritius as well as strengthen people to people relations and partnerships.
During the recent visit of Sir Anerood Jugnauth, to India in October this year, the latter also launched the official website of the forum and a brochure on the forthcoming Summit.
In a statement, the President of the IMTCFF, Mr Pritpal Singh Pannu, spoke of the fruitful discussions with Prime Minister Jugnauth regarding the Summit. He made an appeal to all Indian and Mauritian investors across the world to participate and use the Summit as an opportunity to promote investment between the two countries.
For his part, the Mauritian Secretary General, Mr Ravi Rutnah, underlined the importance of the Summit whereby both Mauritius and India will collaborate for the mutual interests of both nations. According to him, the Summit is the right platform to encourage Indian investors to tap the various investment possibilities in Mauritius ranging from the Ocean economy, the pharmaceutical sector to the education sector among others. This, he said will eventually generate job creation in the country.
He also underscored the various opportunities that Mauritius, being part of the Indian Ocean Rim, SADC and COMESA, amongst others, can offer to Indian investors. With regards to Mauritius’ strategic position, he added that the country can use its Freeport and act as gateway for investors to access the African continent.
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