The Economic Development Board (EDB) of Mauritius is organizing a delegation visit from Togo, scheduled to take place from July 18 to 20, 2023. This mission follows a bilateral meeting that occurred between the EDB and Minister Kayi (Rose) Mivedor, the Minister of Investment Promotion of the Republic of Togo, during the recent Africa CEO Forum in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire, held on June 5th and 6th, 2023.
During the Africa CEO Forum 2023, the Deputy CEO of the EDB and the Togolese Minister discussed potential areas of collaboration between Mauritius and Togo. Minister Mivedor reiterated Togo’s commitment to strengthening relations with Mauritius and expressed a keen interest in learning from the country’s successful practices in economic diversification and attracting foreign direct investment (FDI).
The EDB is actively supporting this initiative by facilitating the coordination of the delegation’s activities in Mauritius. These activities will include networking sessions between the Togolese delegation and relevant stakeholders from the local public and private sectors.
The program of work for the delegation also encompasses knowledge exchange and sharing sessions in various sectors, including:
- Doing Business Environment, Investment Facilitation & Attraction
- Digital Economy and ICT/BPO
- Industry, Textile, and Apparel
- Financial Services
- Real Estate & Tourism
Furthermore, the Togolese delegation is scheduled to hold meetings with key Mauritian entities, such as the Mauritius Africa Fund (MAF) to discuss the development of a Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in Togo. Additionally, they will engage with Maurice Stratégie to exchange views on the “National Strategy to Attract FDI” and conduct preliminary discussions with the Ministry of Finance, Economic Planning, and Development regarding the potential signing of a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement (DTAA) between Mauritius and Togo.