Honourable Nandcoomar BODHA, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration
and International Trade, intervened at the 9th Meeting of the
Organisation of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) Ministerial Central Negotiating Group held on 11 June
Hon. Minister seized this opportunity to denounce the unilateral manner in
which the EU has placed several OACPS States on the EU list of High Risk Third
Countries, especially at a challenging time when many Developing States are
struggling to recover from the severe impact of the COVID 19.
also highlighted that Mauritius had not been consulted before being included in
the EU list.
mandate of the Central Negotiating Group is to reach an agreed position on the
ongoing Post -Cotonou negotiation, and Mauritius is an alternate member of the
East Africa Group.
12 June 2020