7 Feb. 2017 - The Minister for Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius, Honorable Seetanah Lutchmeenaraidoo paid a courtesy visit on the Minister for Education and Human Resource Development, Mr. Joel Morgan on Friday 3 February 2016.
Also present at the meeting was the Mauritian Minister and Counsellor for Bilateral Cooperation, Mrs Marie-Helene Chavrimootoo and the Consul for Mauritius, Mr Francis Chang-Lang and other officials from the Ministry of Education and Human Resource Development and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
Discussions centred on projects which had been initiated under the 11th Seychelles-Mauritius joint Commission for Bilateral Cooperation since 2015.
There is an Agreement that has been completed by the Human Resource Development Council (HRDC) of Mauritius and the Agency for National Human Resource Development Council (ANHRD) of Seychelles that needs to be signed. Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo proposed that either the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure signs the Agreement during his next official visit to Mauritius in March 2017 before attending the Economic Forum or Minister Morgan comes to Mauritius to sign this Agreement.
The second issue discussed was the request made by the Ministry of Education of Seychelles for teachers. Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo proposed that a Memorandum of Understanding be signed for this recruitment of teachers. Minister Morgan will verify the current needs of teachers and communicate this information to Minister Lutchmeenaraidoo.
The third possible area for cooperation was with the University of Seychelles which could cooperate with Mauritius in areas like the Blue Economy, Environmental Science and Climate change.