Preliminary talks have already started and I look forward to further talks on these topics.
PORT LOUIS, Mauritius, January 17, 2022/APO Group/ —
The World Bank (WB) Country Director for Mauritius, Ms. Idah Z. Pswarayi-Riddihough, paid a courtesy call this afternoon to the Minister for Gender Equality and Family Welfare, Ms. Kalpana Devi Koonjoo- Shah, in his office, in Port-Luis. Ms Pswarayi-Riddihough is on an official visit to Mauritius until February 09, 2022.
In a post-meeting statement, Minister Koonjoo-Shah highlighted that the meeting with the WB Country Director for Mauritius was very fruitful and cordial and focused on ways in which the WB can assist the Ministry in its efforts.
She indicated that the topics discussed included the promotion of female entrepreneurship through bilateral relations with the United Arab Emirates, Asian countries and Africa to expand their international market.
The ways in which the World Bank can help the Republic of Mauritius in the implementation of the recommendations of the strategic plan prepared by the High Level Committee on the Elimination of Gender Violence and chaired by the Prime Minister, Mr. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, was also part of the discussions, stressed the Minister.
For her part, the World Bank Country Director for Mauritius highlighted that the discussions with the Minister focused on increasing the productivity of women in their workplace, as well as offering them opportunities in Mauritius, throughout the subcontinent and around the world. the world.
She stressed that other issues related to the support that the World Bank, as an institution, can provide to the Ministry of Gender Equality and Family Welfare, such as the preparation of reports for children and the installation of a comprehensive shelter for women, were also addressed. . “Preliminary talks have already started and I look forward to further talks on these issues,” concluded Ms. Pswarayi-Riddihough.
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