Posted on 11 March 2019

His Excellency Mr. Filipe Jacinto Nyusi, President of the Republic of Mozambique, paid a state visit to Mauritius from 30th January to 2nd February 2019. Heading a 25-member delegation, the Mozambican President was the Chief Guest of the Government of Mauritius on the occasion of the country’s Commemoration of the 184th Anniversary of the Abolition of Slavery.

Mr. Fillipe Jacinto Nyusi and his delegation also paid a visit to Natec Medical Ltd headquarters in Ebene, on 31st January. The objective of the visit was to showcase and emphasise Mauritian innovation and expertise in the field of Science & Medicine.

Mauritius has become one of the fastest advancing destinations in the fields of Medical Technology and Treatment in Africa. The medical industry in Mauritius is characterized by high-value activities such as hi-tech medical device, medical tourism and wellness.  The medical device manufacturing industry has also seen sustained growth over the last few years. Due to the preferential market access that Mauritius to different continents, leading medical devices manufacturers such as Natec Medical Ltd have established themselves here.

Our COO Stephane Lefevre delivered a presentation to His Excellency and his delegation. Some of the key highlights from his presentation:

  • To outline Natec’s core business, design, develop and manufacture Angioplasty Coronary Catheters (PTCA)
  • To showcase Natec’s innovation and role it has as an International leader in high-tech medical devices.
  • The evolution of Natec, a company which started small and is now recognised by more than 30 clients worldwide.
  • To showcase Natec’s state of the art infrastructure and products which conform to international standards and renowned quality control measures.
  • To take pride in our products which are Made in Mauritius, but used by Physicians and Specialists around the world.
  • To highlight Mauritius as a strategic destination for many businesses to operate and invest in. The fact that Mauritians are skilled, have political stability, attentive and reactive government to new industry needs, developed infrastructures, multilingual education and ideally placed between Europe/USA and Asia.

President Nyusi upon concluding his visit urged Mozambicans to turn their differences into an opportunity to drive the development of the country, just as the people of Mauritius have done. He also invited Mauritian investors to further tap into opportunities in his country.

He argued that the basis for the success of Mauritius, which only has a million inhabitants was that it had transformed differences into development and growth.

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