Mauritius’ Finance Minister Xavier Luc Duval will lead a high level business delegation from May 21, 2014 to May 23, 2014 for a state visit to Ghana to strengthen partnerships between the private sector of Mauritius and Ghana, and to seek areas for further collaboration between the two countries.

Both countries are expected to establish a high level of cooperation in the financial services sector with the launch of a special collaboration between the Ghanaian and Mauritian Stock Exchanges.

Also, the island economy and the West African emerging economy are expected to hone their mutual understanding in the textile sector by defining a roadmap for young Ghanaian female porters to serve the Mauritian garment sector.

During his stay in Ghana, Finance Minister Duval will pay courtesy call on Ghanaian President John Dramani Mahama, and hold meetings with some Ministers of State and members of parliament.

Additionally, he will attend a business forum at Labadi Beach Hotel, Accra on May 22, 2014 where a common platform will be presented for the Mauritian delegation to engage the Ghanaian business community.

This platform will provide the opportunity to discuss investment potential, joint ventures, strategic alliances, franchising and project financing in the banking, financial services, construction, textiles, information communication technology, insurance and agri-business sectors.

There will be 28 companies from the sectors mentioned above which will attend the business forum.

Duval was recently awarded the Southern African Economic Development Champion Award by Africa Leadership Magazine and he also received the Special Commendation Award from the Georgia Legislative Black Caucus of Georgia General Assembly.

The finance minister was singled out for these awards based on his outstanding contributions to the macro-economic stability, growth and national prosperity of Mauritius; and the creation and expansion of economic development opportunities for Africans.

Image: Duval will pay a three-day state visit to Ghana to strengthen partnerships between the private sector of the West African emerging economy and the island economy.

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