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G20 Summit : Review Of Negotiations Discussion On Chagos By Pravind Jugnauth And Rishi Sunak

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Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth met with his British counterpart, Rishi Sunak at the G20 Summit in Delhi yesterday. They discussed enhancing opportunities for cooperation between their two countries, as Commonwealth partners, in areas of shared interest, including strengthening trade and tackling the impact of climate change.

They also assessed the progress made so far in the negotiations between Mauritius and the UK on the exercise of sovereignty over the British Indian Ocean Territory/the Chagos Archipelago. Both Prime Ministers agreed to meet again soon.

For two days, Mauritius will have the opportunity to express its views on a platform regrouping the 20 most powerful nations in the world. The group was enlarged, yesterday morning, with a new member, the African Union. Prime Minister Jugnauth expressed his thanks to the Indian government for making it possible for Mauritius to attend the summit.

In his inaugural speech, the Prime Minister of India declared that the world was suffering from a crisis of confidence, aggravated by the war between Ukraine and Russia. He expressed the view that if world had overcome the COVID-19, it was necessary to overcome this crisis of mutual trust.

In his speech, Mr Jugnauth focused on the need to review the financing structures for climate change adaptation measures. He also expressed satisfaction as regards the theme of climate change which was high on the Summit’s agenda.

The Prime Minister expressed his deepest sympathies to the Government and the People of Morocco as the country was struck by an earthquake last night.

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