Economic and trade cooperation: bilateral meeting between Mauritius and Seychelles
A bilateral meeting between Mauritius and Seychelles, under the chairmanship of the Financial Secretary, Mr D D Manraj was held on 28 October 2017 at the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (MOFED), in respect of the requisite processes in view of enhancing economic and trade cooperation between the two countries.
The Mauritian delegation comprised representatives from the following institutions: The MOFED, the State Trading corporation, the Board of investment, Business Mauritius, the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the Agricultural Marketing Board and the Freeport Operators Association.
The Seychelles delegation consisted of representatives from the Consulate of Mauritius in Seychelles and the Seychelles Chamber of Commerce.
The Mauritius and Seychelles delegations held discussions on potential trade opportunities between the two countries with regard to commodities such as rice, fruits, vegetables, flowers, edible oil and pharmaceutical products, amongst others.
It was proposed that a delegation comprising the State Trade Corporation, Agricultural Marketing Board, Business Mauritius, the Mauritius Chamber of Commerce and Industry, and the Board of Investment would visit Seychelles shortly.
It was also planned that a delegation from Seychelles would visit Mauritius during the third week of November 2017 to finalise discussions on the above-mentioned trade opportunities with their Mauritian counterparts.