On the call of the Russian oceanographic research vessel «Admiral Vladimirsky» to Mauritius
Fr om the 11th to the 18th of March the Russian oceanographic research vessel «Admiral Vladimirsky» visited Mauritius on the occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Mauritius. The captain of the vessel Mr. Pyshkin participated in activities organized on the 12th of March in Port Louis on the solemn occasion of the 50th Anniversary of the Independence of Mauritius. He was also received by the Honorable Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade of the Republic of Mauritius Mr. Lutchmeenaraidoo with a courtesy visit.
Staff of the Russian Embassy, members of the association of Mauritian graduates from Soviet and Russian Universities «MAURUSS», members of the coordinating council of Russian compatriots, teachers and students of «La Bourdonnais» lyceum wh ere Russian language is taught and Mauritius citizens also visited the vessel.
Visit of children from a Mauritian orphanage to the vessel was very touching. Along with the tour around the ship, the marine officers told various stories about their profession and offered Russian traditional sweets and drinks to the children. In conclusion, several Russian high rank officers outlined a big curiosity of the representatives of Mauritian youth.
The Mauritius party also organized a cultural program, the Russian marines got familiar with the history of the island State and the main historical sights of Mauritius. In particular, they visited the Mahebourg Naval Museum and the Grand Port.
On the 16th of March a meeting between Russian and Mauritian experts was held. The captain described the research capacities of the «Admiral Vladimirsky» and of the oceanographic fleet of the Russian Federation. The parties discussed possible directions of cooperation in the field of Indian Ocean researches.
On the 17th of March the Embassy of the Russian Federation to the Republic of Mauritius in collaboration with the administration of the vessel organized a cocktail on board of the «Admiral Vladimisrky». The event was dedicated to the 50th Anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Russia and Mauritius. The Honourable Minister of Tourism of the Republic of Mauritius Mr. Gayan, the Secretary for Foreign Affairs H.E. Mrs. Dwarka Canabady, heads and representatives of various diplomatic missions accredited to Mauritius, the president of MAURUSS association and the members of the association of Russian Compatriots, Mauritian diplomats and representatives of other state institutions took part in the aforementioned event.
The Ambassador of the Russian Federation H.E. Mr. Klimovskiy and the Honourable Minister of Tourism H.E. Mr. Gayan outlined the historical friendly ties of Russian-Mauritian relations and highlighted the actual high level of cooperation.
The call of the Russian oceanographic vessel «Admiral Vladimirsky» to the Port-Louis harbor arouse only positive reaction from the Mauritian society and became an important landmark in the mutually beneficial cooperation between our two countries.