Under the accord, both countries will cooperate on the environment, focusing on climate change, marine pollution, environmental education, the prevention and fight against erosion and deforestation as well as the management of solid waste.
Speaking after the signing of the accord, Alcinda Abreu highlighted the importance of this cooperation, pointing out that Mozambique's national environment education programme has "many similarities" with the programme "Mauritius: A Sustainable Island", which is producing positive results in that country.
According to the Minister, the Mauritian programme focuses on areas such as environmental education, land management, the fight against erosion and the fight against poverty.
The Mauritian minister said that his country has much to learn from Mozambique. "We are both members of the Southern African Development Community (SADC) and hope to strengthen our south-south cooperation", said Virahsawmy.
The programme covers land management, infrastructure and fishing, solar energy production, the promotion of the use of medicinal plants instead of synthetic medicines and the use of organic compost in place of chemical fertilizers.