Mauritius: On the occasion of Russia Day, a solemn reception was held at the Embassy on June 13, 2023. The event was attended by various Ministers of Mauritius, including President Prithvirajsing Roopun, Marie Cyril Eddy Boissezon, Vice-President of the Republic of Mauritius, Louis Steven Obeegadoo, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Housing and Land Use Planning, Minister of Tourism, Mahen Kumar Seeruttun, Minister of Financial Services and Good Governance, Joyker Nayeck, Secretary for Foreign Affairs of the Mauritian Foreign Ministry, representatives from business, scientific, and public circles of the host country, heads of diplomatic missions of friendly countries accredited on the island, including China, India, Egypt, Pakistan, South Africa and Madagascar, former Ambassador of Mauritius to Russia, Indira Savitree Thacoor-Sidaya, Chairpersons and members of the Association of Graduates of Soviet and Russian Universities and the Coordinating Council of Russian Compatriots permanently residing in Mauritius.
In his speech, Konstantin Klimovskiy, the Ambassador of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius, strongly criticized the belligerent actions of the United States, the United Kingdom, and the countries of the European Union, in particular, their continuation of arms supplies to Ukraine, encouragement of the activities of neo-Nazi formations on Ukrainian territory, and illegal economic sanctions against Russia.
He drew the attention of those present to the futile efforts of Washington and its satellites to reverse the course of history and impose an invented “order based on rules” on the international community, pointing out the complete failure of the Western line to isolate Russia in the face of support by “third world” countries that seek to pursue a policy based on independence, state sovereignty, and their national interests.
The Ambassador extensively touched upon the activities of BRICS, which attracts the interest of an increasing number of countries worldwide, and confirmed that Russia remains at the forefront of international efforts to strengthen multipolar, legal, and democratic principles of inter-state communication, coordinating its steps with numerous friends, allies, and like-minded States, including those in Africa and the Asia-Pacific region.
Furthermore, Konstantin Klimovskiy highlighted the 55th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius, expressing confidence that the historically friendly ties between the two countries will receive a new impetus in various areas in the near future, particularly in light of the upcoming second Russia-Africa Summit scheduled to take place in St. Petersburg in late July 2023.
During the reception, guests had the opportunity to get acquainted with an exhibition dedicated to Russian-Mauritian relations. The reception took place in a warm and friendly atmosphere.