Minister Pandor undertakes Working Visit to Mauritius

Media Statement


01 May 2023


Minister Pandor undertakes Working Visit to Mauritius


The Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Dr Naledi Pandor, is scheduled to visit Mauritius on 03-04 May 2023 for bilateral talks with the Mauritian Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, Honourable Alan Ganoo.


The Working Visit will provide the Ministers an opportunity to assess the status of bilateral relations between South Africa and Mauritius, share information and exchange views on regional and global issues of mutual interest.


The two countries share a common vision for the economic integration of the region, underpinned by peace and stability, democracy, good governance and respect for the rule of law.


Ministers Pandor and Ganoo will sign a General Cooperation Agreement (GCA), which provides for the establishment of a Joint Commission at Senior Officials’ level. The Joint Commission will serve as the mechanism through which the two countries work to increase levels of cooperation across various sectors. Currently, there is no structured bilateral mechanism between the two countries.


Minister Pandor will meet leaders and representatives of Mauritian businesses to further deepen South Africa-Mauritius trade and investment relations.


The Minister will also have an engagement event with Mauritian Think Tanks and academia on the current geopolitical environment and how South Africa-Mauritius relations fit therein.


The Minister will also pay a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.


Enquiries: Mr Clayson Monyela, Spokesperson for DIRCO, 082 884 5974




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