In light of the MV Wakashio grounding and the major oil spill that has brought in late July, Japanese government announced that will provide its financial support.
According to Reuters, Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi informed that Japan’s support measures include a maritime navigation safety system in Mauritius, providing fishing gear to small fishing operators, while enhance the region’s trade and tourism.
“A sense of gratitute was expressed over our offer of support on an unprecedented scale, including financial support” Motegi told reporters.
At the moment, the size of Japan’s financial support remains unknown, as the phone talks were about discussing the outline of Japan’s support, not about specific figures.
To remind, Wakashio ran aground on the coral reef on Pointe d’esny off Mauritius, on 25 July, while heading to Brazil from China.