Delegation from Groupe d’amitié France-Maurice meets Prime Minister
October 19, 2018
GIS – 19 October, 2018: A delegation from Groupe d’amitié France-Maurice, led by the Member of the French National Assembly representing the department of Gironde, Mrs Sophie Mette, and accompanied by the Ambassador of the Republic of France to Mauritius, Mr Emmanuel Cohet, met the Prime Minister, Minister of Home Affairs, External Communications and National Development Unit and Minister of Finance and Economic Development, Mr Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, yesterday at the New Treasury Building in Port Louis.
In a statement, Mrs Mette underlined that the visit of Groupe d’amitié France-Maurice delegation to Mauritius further reinforces the friendly relationship between Mauritius and France. She highlighted that the meeting with the Prime Minister was cordial and discussions focused on a range of issues comprising the environment and coastal erosion, as well as the drug scourge in Mauritius.
She pointed that since the drug scourge in the region is an issue that concerns Reunion Island as well, France is committed to help Mauritius in the fight against drug dealers who are a threat to young people.
Mrs Mette highlighted that, as a member of Commission des affaires culturelles et de l’éducation, she commends the proposal made by Prime Minister Jugnauth in the National Assembly on 16 October 2018 of sensitising young people on drug issues. In the fight against the drug scourge, prevention campaigns targeting young people play a crucial role so that youth are fully aware of the consequences that drugs can have on their health and their lives, she added.
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