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Japan reiterates interest to set up Embassy in Mauritius

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08Aug

Japan reiterates interest to set up Embassy in Mauritius

The Government of Japan has reiterated its interest to set up of an Embassy in Mauritius by the end of this year. This will help further strengthen both bilateral and economic ties as well as bring the relationships between the two countries to new heights.

This matter was at the fore of discussions yesterday during a courtesy call by the newly appointed Ambassador of Japan to Mauritius with residence in Madagascar, Mr Ichiro Ogasawara, on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.

In a statement Ambassador Ichiro Ogasawara spoke about the opening of the Embassy shortly in Mauritius, which he said bears testimony to the importance that Japan attaches to deepening both bilateral relations with Mauritius in various spheres. He underlined the crucial role of Mauritius not only in this part of the region but also for hosting several headquarters of regional and international organisations.

Ambassador Ichiro Ogasawara also expressed appreciation with regard the participation of the Mauritian Prime Minister at the 6th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD VI) to be held on 27 and 28 August 2016 in Nairobi, Kenya. According to him, Mauritius has a crucial role to play during the conference as it can serve as model in the region and for other African countries with regard to its strategy of economic diversification.

Other issue discussed pertained to the construction of a meteorological radar by the Japanese Government. The radar will be equipped with state-of-the-art technology for early warning purposes against natural calamities. It will be the first radar to detect the approach of a typhoon or cyclone in the whole part of the region.

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