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Business Meet: Mauritius and Japan to strengthen economic ties

A high-level delegation from Japan was on an official two-day visit to Mauritius from 25th to 26th July 2017.  The delegation was led by Honourable Suematsu Shinsuke, State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and it comprised executives and representatives from key private sector enterprises.

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In this context, the Board of Investment  organised a Business Meet on 26th July 2017 to further bolster and cement economic and business ties between the two countries.  During the welcoming address, Mr. Drishty Ramdenee, Head of Ocean Economy Department, reiterated the appreciation of the Government with regard to the opening of a Japanese Embassy in Mauritius earlier this year with the aim of consolidating the long-standing relations in areas of trade, investment and tourism. 

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Mr. Ramdenee also highlighted the vision of the Government to develop smart infrastructure in Mauritius.  The meeting focused on the Japanese quality infrastructure initiative, infrastructure investment needs in Mauritius, and showcased Mauritius as an investment destination of choice and a platform for investing in Africa.   

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Moreover, the event saw presentations from top-ranked Japanese companies, namely Fujita, Fujitsu, NEC, Toyota Tsusho, Penta-Ocean Construction, Shimizu, Taisei corporation, Fudo Tetra, IHI, Sakai and Sumitomo corporation from Urban regeneration, Construction, Building, Engineering, Manufacturing, Trading and ICT sectors, with activities relating to infrastructure development.   

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The event also served as a platform for the Mauritian private sector to network with the Japanese companies in the conduct of fruitful discussions. The event will act as an enabler to further position Mauritius as a regional hub for Africa. 


27 July 2017