The friendly bilateral relations between Mauritius and the Republic of France as well as the Mauritian diaspora in France were at the fore of discussions during a courtesy call, this afternoon, by Mrs Prisca Thevenot, spokesperson of the Presidential Movement of Emmanuel Macron, on the President of the Republic, Mr Prithvirajsing Roopun, at the State House.
In a statement following the meeting, Mrs Thevenot highlighted that she was honoured to meet the President of the Republic of Mauritius. She stated that the latter spoke of the excellent relationship between the two countries and rejoiced to see the Mauritian diaspora shine in the Republic of France. The courtesy visit was also an opportunity to discuss the current sanitary crisis prevailing across the world as well as the post COVID-19 situation.
She also praised the pragmatism and humility with which the President of the Republic approached the subject, adding that the world is called upon to live with this crisis. She further lauded the precautionary measures put in place in Mauritius to curb the spread of the COVID-19 so as to allow the country to embark on its reopening phase to welcome tourists again.
Other issues on the international scene raised pertained to the inequality after the COVID-19 crisis and the importance of international solidarity towards countries that do not have the same advantages.