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Date: August 28, 2014
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Working Session between
 
The Honourable Anil Kumar Bachoo, G.O.S.K
Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping and Ag Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade
 
And
 
H.E. Mr Mikhail L. Bogdanov, Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs,
 
11th Floor, Newton Tower, Port Louis
 
28th of August 2014.
 
The Fourth Round of Political Consultation Mechanism Meeting between Mauritius and the Russian Federation was held today, Thursday 28th of August 2014 at the seat of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.
 
The Mauritian side was led by The Honourable Anil Kumar Bachoo, G.O.S.K, Vice-Prime Minister, Minister of Public Infrastructure, National Development Unit, Land Transport and Shipping and Ag Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade.  The Russian side was led by H.E. Mr Mikhail L. Bogdanov, Special Envoy of the President of the Russian Federation for the Middle East and Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
 
Discussions took place in a warm and cordial atmosphere and were driven by a strong desire to revitalize our bilateral relations.
 
Both delegations re-emphasized the strong bonds of friendship, the importance of cultural exchanges, converging interests as well as shared values and people-to-people connections which underpin the excellent relations between Mauritius and the Russian Federation.
 
Discussions focused on bilateral, regional and international issues of common interest. On the international front, both sides agreed to closely collaborate on issues of regional and global interest.  Mauritius highlighted the constraints of the Small Island Developing States (SIDS) as well as its increasing focus on the development of an Ocean Economy.
 
On bilateral relations, the following issues were discussed:
§  Economic and Trade cooperation should be at the heart of our bilateral relations as the potential is yet to be fully tapped.
§  The signing of a bilateral Visa Exemption Agreement between both countries.
§  Collaboration initiatives/strategies in terms of technology transfer and capacity building in view of enhancing our industrial diversification .
§  Negotiations of a Memorandum of Understanding in the field of Tourism.
§  Signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the aero nautical authorities of Mauritius and the Russian Federation to increase connectivity between our two countries.
§  Collaboration with a view of introducing the teaching of Russian language at tertiary level.
§  Possibility of concluding a Memorandum of Understanding on Mutual Recognition of Qualifications;
§  Renewal of the Cultural Agreement between Mauritius and the Russian Federation and the possible visit to Mauritius of Russia’s biggest ballet theatre (Bolshoy) in 2015.
§  Possibility of setting up of a Russian Cultural Centre in Mauritius.
§  Collaboration in the field of Sports.
§  Collaboration in the field of Security. 
 
Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration
and International Trade
28th of August 2014
 

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