His Excellency President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih has met with the acting President of Mauritius, His Excellency Paramasivum Pillay Barlen Vyapoory, as part of the former's ongoing official visit to the Republic of Mauritius.

The two leaders discussed ways to further enhance mutual relations between our two countries, a task given special impetus due to the many shared challenges we face as island nations in the Indian Ocean.

President Solih thanked the acting President for the extremely warm welcome accorded to himself, the First Lady, and the accompanying delegation, by the Mauritanian Government since their arrival.

He further remarked that he greatly enjoyed yesterday's opening ceremony for the 10th iteration of the Indian Ocean Island Games (IOIG) presently being held in Mauritius, and expressed his eagerness to witness many of the sporting events that have been scheduled to take place in the upcoming days.

Ending the call President Solih asked the Acting President to convey his warmest regards to the Government and people of Mauritius.