Mauritius: The Prime Minister of Mauritius, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, received, this afternoon at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis, the Commandant supérieur des Forces armées dans la Zone sud de l’Océan indien (COMSUP FAZSOI), Général de brigade, Mr Laurent Cluzel.
The French Ambassador to the Republic of Mauritius, Mrs Florence Caussé-Tissier, the Commissioner of Police, Mr Anil Kumar Dip, and the Secretary for Home Affairs, Mr Ravi Meettook, were also present.
In a statement, Général de brigade Cluzel highlighted that the meeting with Prime Minister Jugnauth, almost a year after the previous one, was an opportunity to take stock of what the FAZSOI and its Mauritian partners have achieved so far and to discuss future avenues of bilateral cooperation between them.
He observed that the FAZSOI and Mauritian stakeholders participated in a common exercise focusing on the fight against narco-trafficking back in December 2022, thus enhancing their capacity to work together. He pointed out that some programmes, such as the Brevet parachutists and commando training, will also be organised to strengthen the military cooperation between the FAZSOI and Mauritius.
Moreover, he remarked that the existing FAZSOI and Mauritius partnership will be reinforced to develop synergy further and improve coordinated actions.
It is recalled that the FAZSOI is considered the French military backbone in the Indian Ocean zone, with the primary objective of the fight against regional maritime threats. They are actively involved in different regional programmes, thereby promoting maritime security and safety in Eastern and Southern Africa and the Indian Ocean region.