12 October 2022
Australian High Commission welcomes its new Chargé d’Affaires
A welcome reception was hosted in honour of Australia’s new Chargé d’Affaires, Ms Keara Shaw on 12 October in the presence of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Regional Integration and International Trade, the Hon. Alan Ganoo. They were joined by other partners from government and the diplomatic, private sector, NGO, Australian and alumni community.
“Australia and Mauritius are natural partners. I look forward to further strengthening our cooperation on climate change, education and building on our trade and investment links”, said Ms Shaw.
“The links between the people of Mauritius and Australia are truly impressive. Australia is one of the top destinations for Mauritian students and hosts the second largest Mauritian diaspora. I look forward to working with the many friends of Australia and Mauritius who help shape our relationship”, said Ms Shaw.
“As partners in the Indian Ocean, we have common interests in maritime security, the blue economy and in building regional cooperation through the the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA), the Commonwealth Climate Finance Access Hub and the Indian Ocean Commission”, said Ms Shaw.
Ms Shaw will lead Australia’s High Commission for 18 month, representing Australian in Mauritius, Madagascar, Seychelles and Comoros. Ms Shaw is a career diplomat with assignments in Zimbabwe, Cambodia and Indonesia. In her most recent role in Canberra, she led the Department’s Diplomatic Law Team. In Canberra, she has also managed complex foreign policy issues including international engagement on people smuggling and UN Security Council issues during Australia’s 2013-14 term. On posting to Jakarta, she coordinated Australia’s engagement with Indonesia on security issues.