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For Immediate Release

Readout of National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice's Meeting with Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of Mauritius

National Security Advisor Susan E. Rice met on Monday with Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam of the Republic of Mauritius at the White House. Ambassador Rice and Prime Minister Ramgoolam discussed our strong bilateral relationship, rooted in democratic values and a commitment to advancing broad economic growth. In the context of the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit, the two discussed opportunities, including through the U.S.-Africa Business Forum, for deepening U.S. trade with and investment in Mauritius. Additionally, the two underscored the need to combat illicit finance and to partner to promote transparency and fight corruption. Both also recognized the importance of countering piracy in the Indian Ocean.