Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles former Minister of Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine and current President of the African Tourism Board has presented his sympathy to Mr Pravind Jugnauth and his family and to the People of Mauritius on the passing of Sir Anerood Jugnauth, the former Prime Minister and President of the Indian Ocean nation.
Mr St.Ange said he had the pleasure of meeting Sir Anerood Jugnauth personally when he was in office and always enjoyed being in the company of the elder Statesman of the Indian Ocean islands.
“Today it is sad day as we bid farewell to this important personality of our region. To his son, Prime Minister Pravind Jugnauth and to his family and the People of Mauritius I say Sincere Sympathy. Sir Anerood will be remembered for his years of dedicated service to Mauritius and for his loyalty to the People of Mauritius” said Alain St.Ange
“On our last meeting when I was still is office as Minister in Seychelles, I felt privileged and indeed honoured to be invited for a meeting at the Office of the Prime Minister of Mauritius Port Louis for one to one meeting that gave the opportunity to Prime Minister Anerood Jugnauth and myself to discuss the close ties of friendship existing between the Republic of Mauritius and the Republic of Seychelles. We discussed tourism as this was the meeting that had brought me to Mauritius and we discussed the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Regional Organisation which had at that time the Mauritius Deputy Prime Minister Duval at its head. We also touched cruise ship business for the Indian Ocean among many other points. The meeting was friendly and really appreciated” said Alain St. Ange.
Also commensurating with the Prime Minister of Mauritius, the Chairman of African Tourism Board, Mr. Curthbert Ncube described the death as colossal loss to Mauritius and Africa in general looking at the perspective of Mauritius being one of the premium tourism destinations in Africa.
”Let me also express our sympathy to the Government and people of our beautiful Island nation Mauritius especially at the period when tourism is in the country is gradually returning back to normal. We pray God to be with the Prime Minister and the entire family”.