Mauritania on the move
Among the Greco-Roman sculptures of the British Museum, the Mauritanian British Business Council was launched, in the presence of Chargé d’Affaires Mr Mohamed Yahya Ould Sidi and guests of honour Mauritania’s Minister for Petroleum, Energy and Mining, Mohamed Ould Abdel Vetah; Minister of State for Trade the Rt Hon Greg Hands; and Bernard Looney of BP, which is an MBBC founding member and sponsor.
Speaking to an audience of investors, diplomats and policy makers, MBBC Director General Roger Nunn said Mauritania was “open for business”.
Echoing his remarks, Minister Vetah outlined how Mauritania had created an investor-friendly regulatory framework which had seen the country leap up ten places on the World Bank’s ease of doing business rankings.
Minister Hands said the UK government was “right behind” the MBBC “to ensure the UK-Mauritanian relationship goes from strength to strength.”
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