6 December 1996 Office of the Prime Minister St. John's MAURITIUS CABINET MEETING HELD ON FRIDAY 17 JANUARY 1997 The cabinet met this morning under the chairmanship of the Prime Minister, Dr. the Hon. Navin Ramgoolam and has, in the course of its deliberations: . . . . 5. taken note that a British Vessel carrying nuclear waste from France to Japan would be going round South Africa and South to Mauritius. Mauritius has expressed its stand in line with the protest of several countries concerned by the route to be adopted by the vessel. Although we have been given the guarantee that all necessary precautions had been taken, Mauritius has made it a point that in all circumstances the vessel should travel outside our exclusive economic zone.
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