McCully welcomes Mauritanian Foreign Minister
McCully welcomes Mauritanian Foreign
Foreign Affairs Minister Murray McCully today
welcomed the Mauritanian Foreign Minister, Mr Hamadi Ould
Baba Ould Hamadi, to New Zealand.
“The visit by Mr
Hamadi is the first by a Minister from the Islamic Republic
of Mauritania, and represents an opportunity to develop
closer ties between our two countries,” says Mr
“As a country that straddles North and West
Africa, Mauritania has a unique perspective on the region
that can enhance New Zealand’s understanding of Africa and
the role we can play there.
“Mr Hamadi’s visit is
focused on how our expertise in sustainable fisheries
management and livestock development can be applied in
“We want to partner with African states
in a way that brings mutual benefit and increase our
engagement across the continent by working with regional
bodies, like the African Union,” says Mr McCully.
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