Mauritian premier ends fruitful visit


President Michel seeing off Dr Ramgoolam at the airport yesterday

He was seen off at the Seychelles International Airport by President James Michel, Designated Minister Vincent Meriton, speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Herminie, president of the Court of Appeal Francis MacGregor, ministers, leader of government business in the National Assembly Marie-Antoinette Rose, leader of the opposition in the National Assembly David Pierre, members of the diplomatic corps and senior civil servants among other people.

Dr Ramgoolam was here on a State visit and was also the guest of honour at this year’s National Day celebration at the invitation of President Michel.

During his stay, he planted a coco de mer sapling at the country’s new arboretum at the Barbarons Biodiversity Centre, becoming the first foreign VIP to do so.

He discussed state affairs in a tête-à-tête meeting with President Michel before joining a working session with Vice-President Faure and ministers to discuss cooperation projects between Seychelles and Mauritius on matters of trade, security, education, tourism, health and Indian Ocean Commission cooperation.

Mr Michel and Dr Ramgoolam signed a joint letter addressed to the United Nations secretary general formally informing him that the landmark treaties for the Joint Exercise of Sovereign Rights and the Joint Management of the continental shelf in the Mascarene Plateau region has entered into force.

The Mauritian PM also addressed a special session of the National Assembly yesterday.