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Mauritius determined to focus on connectivity as a key enabler for trade & investment

The 8th Aviation Stakeholders Convention organized by the African Airlines Association (AFRAA) is currently being held from 12th to 14th May 2019 at the Ravenala Attitude Hotel, Mauritius.

Deputy Prime Minister, Honourable Ivan Collendavelloo underlined the importance of  the “open-skies policy” to foster more intra-African trade, investment, tourism and people-to-people links during his keynote address.

He reiterated that through the series of bilateral agreements signed with a number of countries, the Government is committed to provide the necessary framework to develop a robust air access policy.  In this regard, the Deputy Prime Minister urged  operators to exploit avenues of collaboration with Mauritius.   

The opening ceremony saw the participation of around 300 delegates comprising key operators and service providers from 44 African countries.  The event provided an excellent platform to promote dialogue among African aviation stakeholders with a view to share insights and bolster development, growth and innovation.

Since connectivity is a strategic enabler for trade & investment, the Economic Development Board partnered with AFRAA as part of its communications and outreach strategy.