From 11 to 12 November 2018, Mauritius hosted a Follow-up mission of the African Peer Review Mechanism (APRM). The mission was led by Tanzanian Ambassador Ombeni Sefue of the APR Panel of Eminent Persons, who is the Lead Panel Member for Mauritius.
Ambassador Sefue met with the Honourable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr Vishnu Lutchmeenaraidoo, on Tuesday 13 November and exchanged views on a number of issues regarding the peer review.
Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo said that Mauritius’s vision to open up to Africa is premised on the principle of South-South cooperation which upholds and promotes values of sharing of what partner countries know the best, mutual respects and win-win outcomes. The APRM, he argued, is a powerful tool to encourage sharing of best practices among Member-States of the African Union.
Ambassador Sefue commended the willingness and efforts of Mauritian institutions and stakeholders to actively participate in the APRM process.
Mauritius acceded to the APRM on 9 July 2003. It is among the first group of countries that joined the Mechanism.
Mauritius and the APRM Follow-up Mission issued a joint communiqué following their activities in Mauritius (please refer to attachment). The Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Her Excellency Usha Dwarka-Canabady, signed the communiqué on behalf of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, whilst Ambassador Sefue signed on behalf of the APRM Follow-up Mission.