Mauritius: The Minister of Land Transport and Light Rail, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Mr Alan Ganoo, had a meeting with the Director General of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Mr Arun Chawla, and it’s Senior Director Mr Goutam Ghosh, yesterday, in the margins of the G20 Foreign Ministers Meeting (FMM) taking place in New Delhi. The aim of the meeting was to discuss the avenues to increase trade and investment between Mauritius and India.
The Minister highlighted the advantages being offered by Mauritius through the Comprehensive Economic Cooperation and Partnership Agreement (CECPA), which entered into force in April 2021. Through the CECPA, Mauritius offers a range of opportunities in different sectors, including pharmaceuticals and medical devices, he added.
FICCI is the largest as well as oldest Apex business organisation in India. It is the voice of India’s business and industry and has a great influence on policy makers. More than 250,000 Indian companies are members of FICCI.
FICCI agreed with the proposal of Minister Ganoo to set up a mechanism to unlock the various opportunities existing between the two countries, and Mauritius could be used as a gateway between India and Africa. As a result, this will further enhance the trade exchanges, and a sensitisation campaign targeting specific sectors will also be carried out in both countries.
The Director General of FICCI assured Minister Ganoo that his organisation will do everything possible in order for trade relations between the two countries to increase exponentially in the years ahead.
According to the G20 India official social media page, “Seven out of nine guest countries at #G20India are from the Global South, with Bangladesh, Oman, and Mauritius being invited to G20 for the first time.
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India’s external Ministry yesterday welcomed FM Mauro Vieira of Brazil, FM Alan Ganoo of Mauritius and International Labour Organization G20 Sherpa Richard Marc Samans to New Delhi for the G20 FMM to be held on 1-2 Mar 2023. Ministers will also attend #RaisinaDialogue2023.