On 18th January 2017 the Commonwealth of The Bahamas and the Republic of Mauritius formalized diplomatic relations by way of the execution of a Joint Communique.
The Joint Communique was signed by His Excellency Dr. Elliston Rahming, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of The Bahamas to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of The Bahamas, and His Excellency Mr. Jagdish Dharamchand Koonjul, Ambassador and Permanent Representative of Mauritius to the United Nations on behalf of the Government of the Republic of Mauritius. The signing ceremony was held at the Permanent Mission of The Bahamas to the United Nations.
The Republic of Mauritius is small island located in the Indian Ocean adjacent to the south eastern coast of the African continent. Mauritius has an estimated population of more than 1.29 million people, and a stable middle income economy that profits mainly from sugar, tourism, textiles and appeal and financial services. Like The Bahamas, Mauritius is a Commonwealth. small island developing state with a proportionately significant service industry. The Bahamas has, and continues to work closely with Mauritius in the multilateral context on areas of mutual import, including sustainable development, climate change initiatives and the economic and financial development of similar economies. Through the signing of the Joint Communique both countries have agreed to promote and strengthen bilateral ties in these, and other areas of cooperation.