TEHRAN (Iran News) –Ways of cooperation between Iran and Mauritius in the energy sector were discussed during the meeting between the Iranian Oil Minister Javad Owji and the Minister of Labor, Industrial Relations, Employment of the latter.
Ahmed Asadzadeh, the Deputy Minister of Petroleum for International Affairs and Trade, regarding the focus of the meeting today between Owji and Soodesh Satkam Callichurn, the Minister of Labor, Industrial Relations, Employment and Training of Mauritius, and the accompanying delegation, expressed a positive assessment of the meeting.
“In this meeting, the cooperation capacities of the two sides in the energy sector were examined,” he said.
He said the Republic of Mauritius is an importer of oil and petrochemical products and said, “Iran can cooperate with this country in this field.”
According to the announcement of the Deputy of Economic Diplomacy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Mauritius, the official name of the Republic of Mauritius, is an island country in the southwest of the Indian Ocean, which is located about 900 kilometers east of Madagascar. The capital of Mauritius is the city of Port Louis.
Mauritius is a part of the Mascarine Islands with an area of 2,046 square kilometers.
Mauritius has experienced significant economic growth over the past 50 years and since its independence. With a GDP per capita of $11,238, the tiny island is one of the continent’s most advanced economies, moving from a mono-product economy centered on sugarcane to a much more diversified model focused on services and innovation.
The Republic of Mauritius has emerged as a small state with a population of 1.4 million people with a literacy level of 85% and a modern social and educational infrastructure with a dynamic economy.
The country is a member of the World Trade Organization and other regional economic groups such as the Eastern and Southern African Common Market, the Southern African Development Community and the Indian Ocean Commission.
The Republic of Mauritius plans to turn this island into an open and competitive economy at the global level and integrate it fully into the world trade system through its trade policies. This country imports most of the petroleum products, cars, medicine and medical equipment from other countries.