Mauritius and Madagascar today signed three Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) which includes tertiary education and scientific research, mutual legal assistance harmonisation of scientific norms at the Receptorium of the National Assembly in Port Louis.
The MoU on tertiary education aims to facilitate internships, provide additional scholarships, and enhance exchange programmes and scientific research.
The MoU on judiciary is in view of the exchange of information in the context of investigations and the fight against illicit trafficking and cross border crimes, and the one on standards aims to ensure harmonisation of scientific norms and to facilitate commercial exchanges.
Mauritius Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth expressed satisfaction on a fruitful meeting with Madagascar President, Andry Rajoelina.
“The discussions will enable both parties to deepen cooperation in the political, economic and cultural fields. Madagascar is considered as a critical partner for progress in the Indian Ocean region and both countries have expressed a keen interest to build a strong partnership on the basis of concrete projects,” he said.
To facilitate a vibrant Mauritius-Madagascar commercial flux, the Prime Minister expressed his commitment to facilitate trade between the two countries through establishment of administrative procedures aimed at enhancing business climate, in particular by offering a modern and efficient custom service.
President Rajoelina suggested that the countries elevate their relationship to new heights. He invited Mauritian investors to tap the Malagasy market, adding that Mauritius will be granted 80 hectares for the construction of an industrial park in Madagascar.