Port Louis, Mauritius: The new High Commissioner of Cyprus to Mauritius, M. Antonis Mandritis, paid a courtesy visit this Tuesday, August 22, 2023, to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, M. Alan Ganoo. The meeting was held At The Ministry Headquarters In Port Louis.
M. Antonis Mandritis presented his letters of credence to the President of the Republic, M. Pritivirajsing Roopun, on Monday, August 21. The prime minister, Pravind Jugnauth, received it on the same day. The new High Commissioner is based in Pretoria, with accreditation in Mauritius.
The Chief of Diplomacy and the High Commissioner have reviewed the international situation and mentioned the challenges the two countries face in common, including the economic consequences of Covid-19 and the war in Ukraine and climate change.
The two parties discussed several areas of bilateral cooperation. Tourism, maritime and naval sectors, pharmaceutical and financial services present opportunities for cooperation.
M. Antonis Mandritis explained that he had fruitful discussions with several governmental institutions and also the private sector to explore opportunities in trade, investment and technical cooperation.
The Foreign Affairs Minister has expressed Mauritius’ appreciation for Cyprus‘ support of Mauritius’ claim to be able to exercise its sovereignty over the Chagos archipelago fully.
The minister, for his part, reiterated that Mauritius does not recognize the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, a territorial entity whose existence, according to Cyprus, harms it.
Both Minister Alan Ganoo and High Commissioner Antonis Mandritis recalled their respective countries’ deep respect for the principles of territorial integrity of Nations.
Mauritius and Cyprus have committed to work together in international forums on matters of common interest—Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.