The Hon. Pradeep Roopun, Minister of Social
Integration and Economic Empowerment, representing the Republic of Mauritius, has
been elected as the President of the Afro-Asian Rural Development Organization
(AARDO) on the 6th April 2015.
Mauritius hosted the 18th General Session
of AARDO at the Le Meridien Hotel, Pointe aux Piments. The official opening was
carried out by the Rt. Hon. Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth. Some
125 foreign delegates, including 17 ministers, participated in the grand
“AARDO aims to catalyse efforts of the Afro-Asian
countries, to help them restructure their rural societies and to reconstruct
the economy of their rural people. It may be noted that, during the period
2000-2014, around 115 participants from Mauritius benefited from AARDO’s Human
Resource Development programmes”, said the Hon. Pradeep Roopun.