UAE explores ways to boost bilateral cooperation with Mauritius

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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UAE and Mauritius have discussed ways to bolster bilateral cooperation to achieve mutual benefit for both countries.

According to the statement, Mr. Mohamed Hadi Al Hussaini, UAE Minister of State for Financial Affairs, met with Dr. Renganaden Padayachy, Minister of Finance, Economic Planning and Development of Mauritius, at the Ministry of Finance’s (MoF) headquarters in Dubai.

Mr. Abdullah Ahmed Al Obaidly, Director of Relations and International Financial Organizations at MoF, and Mr. Yousuf Mohammed bin Hajar, Deputy Director of International Financial Relations Department at MoF attended the meeting from the ministry’s side, while Mr. Shaukat Ali Soudhan, non-resident Ambassador of Mauritius to the UAE attended from the Mauritius side.

During the meeting, Mr. Al Hussaini stressed the significance of improving economic and commercial connections between the UAE and Mauritius. He also emphasized the ministry’s commitment to improving the UAE’s international relations network in order to help the country achieve its investment and development goals in a variety of economic, commercial, and investment sectors.

Mr. Al Hussaini further remarked that “These meetings play a pivotal role in intensifying bilateral cooperation and activating common frameworks between both countries.”

“The Ministry of Finance will spare no effort to build strategic relations with countries and institutions across the world, to enhance economic and financial relations and reiterate the country’s position regionally and internationally,” Mr. Al Hussaini added.

The meeting explored the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the global economy, as well as ways to improve mutual collaboration in the tourism and aviation sectors.

Both parties emphasized the importance of strategic agreements aimed at attracting capital and making it easier for investors to take advantage of both nations’ investment prospects. The meeting took place on the sidelines of the Mauritian delegation’s visit to Expo 2020 Dubai.

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