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Date: Wed, 22 Feb 1995 00:20:58 -0500
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From: Faraz Fareed Rabbani <frabbani@epas.utoronto.ca>
Subject: 'The Indian Ocean Newsletter': No. 657: February 4, 1995 (fwd)

Cooperation with Mauritius

The Indian Ocean Newsletter, 4 February 1995

Delegates to the third meeting of the Seychelles-Mauritius joint cooperation commission, held in Mahe on January 31 and February first, agreed to exchange airport personnel and spare parts for civil aviation. A Memorandum of Understanding initialled by Seychelles planning and external relations minister Ms. Danielle De St Jorre and Mauritian director general for economic planning Rundeersing Bheenick also lays down clear lines for bilateral cooperation in education, industry, and agriculture. In education, present cooperation is very limited: eight students from Seychelles are studying law and economics at the University of Mauritius, but the number of Mauritian teachers on The Seychelles has dropped from more than thirty in the early 1980s to only a very few now.

I.O.N.: The seventeen-member Mauritian delegation at the meeting included eight representatives from the private sector, led by J. C. Montoccio, secretary of the Mauritius chamber of commerce. Delegates said there are good possibilities for Mauritian exports to Seychelles of building materials, agricultural produce, and meat products (such as venison).