Nouakchott, Mauritania - French Minister of Labour, Vocational Training and Social Dialogue Michel Sapin has expressed his wish to see the Mauritanian government further decentralise local governments.
Speaking here on Sunday after a meeting with President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz, he also called for a good vocational training in the country.
'I worked for 30 years on the decentralisation process so that the Mauritanian and French local authorities cooperate and support each other to contribute to the development and stability of our countries,' he said.
Local authorities of Mauritania and France have maintained cooperation for several decades, which has led to the realisation of many projects in various fields (health, education, etc.) in Nouakchott and in the various regions of the country.
During his four-day visit to Mauritania, Mr. Sapin met with several Mauritanian government officials, with whom he discussed issues of employment and vocational training.
'This is a key element of modernisation, because there is a link between the possibility for companies to employ well trained staff and the needs of the economy,' the French Minister said.