Tanzania, Mauritius to Strengthen Ties

6 years, 9 months ago - July 02, 2014
The Honorary Consul of the Mauritius to Tanzania, Mr Abbas Rizvi, has pledged to heighten trade relations between Dar es Salaam and Port Louis, particularly in agri-business and promotion of tourism between the two countries.

Speaking during an interview, the consul mentioned other areas of cooperation that he envisages as introduction of Air Mauritius flights between the two countries.

"Introduction marine transport between Dar es Salaam and Port Louis will as well be considered to enable people from the two countries travel easily," Mr Rizvi said.

To make this possible, the consul said he would start with spearheading establishment of a Tanzania-Mauritius Business Council to connect investors from Tanzania and Mauritius.

In Tanzania, Mauritian investors would be encouraged to invest in plantation and contract farming, agro processing in addition information and communication technology (ICT).

"On tourism sector, we will promote and market tourism potentials existing in both countries to help people understand what Tanzania and Mauritius has to offer," Mr Rizvi stated.

Mauritius, according to the consul, has recorded significant strides in the ICT industry which he was optimistic could be achieved in Tanzania as well through cooperation between the two countries.

"Mauritius has gone a long way to become an ICT economy, it started with the agriculture sector to manufacturing and eventually where it is now," he elaborated.

Mauritius is an island nation in the Indian Ocean with good beaches which it uses to promote the tourism sector.

Mr Rizvi hinted that given political stability and conducive environment for investment and trade in Tanzania, Mauritian investors are interested to invest in the country.

 

Text by AllAfrica

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