After the unveiling on July 19th of the Australian Chamber of Commerce in Mauritius, the High Commissioner of Australia with Mauritius, Jenny Dee, presented the priorities of the new institution. The global objectives go mainly in the direction of a reinforcement of the trade and economic relations with Mauritius: “We recognize the increasingly dynamic role Mauritius plays in the Indian Ocean region, particularly as a gateway to Africa” declares Jenny Dee.
Concretely, that results for example in the commitment of a specific support from the AfrAsia Mauritian bank to Australian mining companies in their development in Africa, a branch of industry in which Australia plays already a pioneering role in terms of investments on the African continent.
Mrs Dee also stressed the importance to intensify trade in the agro-alimentary sector. For now, the most exported Australian products to Mauritius in this sector are beef, wheat, cheese and yahourt (more than 70 million Australian dollars).
She adds however that the exchanges must go beyond these classical sectors: she anticipates a strong potential in new areas such as the oceanic economy, new technologies and sustainable solutions.
The co-operation with Australia also touches with the field of higher education. Currently, more than 2000 Mauritian students are studying in Australia. It is also important to note that the High Commission of Australia recently released the study Australian Alumni in Mauritius: Building has better future together.
Source: Business Magazine