The High Commissioner of Mauritius, Muhammad Rashad Daureeawo stated during a meeting with Zafar Bakhtawari, President in the Islamabad Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI), that future relations between the two nations would be based upon “market access and trade”, with Mauritius “acting as a gateway to African markets for Pakistani products”.
The High Commissioner boasted that the legal framework for resolution of trade disputes is “very strong” and thereby would be able to provide some advantages for businessmen from abroad. Moreover, he added that Mauritius “topped World Bank’s Ease of Doing Business Ranking as the tax regime has been very soft and encouraging”, and that “Mauritius is ranked high in terms of competitiveness, investment climate, governance and freest economy” and “provides free education to its citizens from pre-primary to tertiary levels”.
Bakhtawari praised the high commissioner for his efforts in strengthening relations between the two nations, and mentioned that “culturally and socially”, “both countries have very strong ties”. He added that Mauritius “is coming up as a financial and trade hub for [an] emerging Africa” and that “Pakistani goods were best of the best in the world and had the potential to win respectable place in Mauritius market”.