Cabinet has agreed to the proposal of the Government of Japan to open a Diplomatic Mission in Mauritius. Japan is the world’s third largest economy and is an important development and trade partner for Mauritius. Japan and Mauritius established diplomatic relations in 1969. The opening of the Mission would further consolidate the existing bilateral ties, and strengthen collaboration in regional and international fora. It would also help increase the visibility of Mauritius as an attractive destination for Japanese tourists and investment.