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Mr. Wamkele Mene, Secretary General of the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), paid a courtesy visit to Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth on October 3, 2023. The meeting was aimed at updating the Prime Minister on the progress of the implementation implementation of the AfCFTA, highlighting that 47 countries have ratified the agreement, positioning the AfCFTA as the second largest trading market in the world.
Discussions focused on the potential for Mauritius to export to the African continent and import goods and services from African countries, aligning with the priorities and benefits of this new market of 1.3 billion inhabitants. and 3.4 trillion US dollars. Mr Mene also commended Mauritius for its rapid industrial development over the past two decades, moving from a sugar and textile-based sector to an export and services-led economy.
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