Mauritius and China consolidate friendly ties
GIS - Feb 10, 2009: The President of the People’s Republic of China, H.E. Mr. Hu Jintao, will be on a State visit to Mauritius on 16 and 17 February 2009. The Chinese President would hold talks with the President of the Republic, Sir Anerood Jugnauth, G.C.S.K., K.C.M.G., Q.C and the Prime Minister, Dr. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, G.C.S.K., on the implementation of some major projects.
An Agreement on the funding of the SSR International Airport Terminal Extension Project and a General Grant Agreement would also be signed.
A State banquet hosted by the Prime Minister at the Swami Vivekananda International Convention Centre, would be given in honour of the Chinese President. Moreover, President Hu Jintao would proceed on the second day of his visit to a wreath-laying ceremony and tree planting ceremony at the Sir Seewoosagur Ramgoolam Botanical Garden in Pamplemousses. The presidential delegation would also visit the China Cultural Centre, Bell Village.
The Republic of Mauritius and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations on 15 April, 1972 and since then, the relationship between the two countries has seen a favorable and steady development. The past years have been marked by the consolidation of Mauritius-China relations characterised by cooperation and mutual understanding.