Germany and Mauritius: Bilateral relations

27.09.2022 - Article

Relations between Mauritius and Germany are friendly and cooperation in international bodies is based on trust. The German ambassador in Antananarivo, Madagascar, is also accredited to Mauritius.

Tourism is the most important aspect of bilateral economic relations. The air transport agreement with Mauritius was renegotiated in January 2016 in response to the growing tourism demand. Since then, the number of German tourists has risen steadily. In 2019, 129,000 Germans visited the country making them the fourth-largest tourist group.

Interest in the German language is growing. German is currently taught at a tourism school and four grammar schools in Mauritius but it is not yet an integral part of the curricula. A private language school also provides German tuition up to the level of B1.

The Educational Exchange Service (PAD) awards scholarships, as does the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD). Germany has a particularly positive image in Mauritius. All kinds of German products, especially mid-range and top-range cars, are held in high regard. The media reports on major events in Germany including sports.

Development cooperation has been terminated due to the high level of development in Mauritius. As part of a global project, the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supported Mauritius in its efforts to meet the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) Standards on Combating Money Laundering and the Financing of Terrorism.


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