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Renewed collaboration between Mauritius and Reunion Island

Mauritius and Reunion Island are renewing their actions of collaboration and aspire to become the driving force of development in the Indian Ocean.
This statement was made this afternoon by the President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island, M. Didier Robert, during a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Mr Pravind Jugnauth, at the Treasury Building in Port Louis.
He said that discussions between the Prime Minister and himself were rich and constructive and focused on several issues namely renewable energy, tourism, and food security.
As regards food security, Mr Robert highlighted the need for the pooling of know-how between Mauritius and Reunion Island. Furthermore, the President of the Regional Council of Reunion Island reiterated the need to use renewable energy. He added that Reunion Island has already attained 38% of renewable energy while pointing out that the Island will continue to share its expertise with Mauritius on the issue of clean energy.
Discussions also focused on tourism and on ways to give a boost to the sector in the future. Mr Robert recalled that the Vanilla Islands concept has helped Mauritius to diversify and enrich its tourism portfolio and that cruises have also multiplied.