The Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC) is a membership organisation dedicated to enhancing trade between Mauritania and the UK.
Mauritania is a stable, fast growing market with the ambition, vision and ability to develop into a significant presence in the global market. Since opening its UK embassy in 2013, Mauritania has been taking positive steps to extend its relationship with UK. There is a growing number of international partnership projects requiring UK investment and involvement, especially in the education, energy, financial services, fishing and shipping sectors.
The MBBC was developed to:
- cultivate partnership between UK and Mauritania
- lobby on behalf of British and Mauritanian business interests with the UK and Mauritanian government and authorities
- promote sustainable development and transfer of expertise and best practice
- highlight opportunities for UK investors in Mauritania
- increase the flow of investment between the UK and Mauritania
- provide UK companies with an effective link to commercial opportunities in Mauritania
- advise and support UK organisations working in Mauritania.
Our activities include:
- leading trade missions to Mauritania and hosting Mauritanian government and business delegations
- organising business, networking and cultural events
- establishing useful web-based resources for UK business
- developing links with existing trade bodies, such as local chambers
- circulating tenders and opportunities to MBBC members.
MBBC is supported by an unparalleled network, which aims to strengthen bilateral relationships at all levels
between our two countries:
- British government departments, most notably the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and the Department
for International Trade
- British government representation in Nouakchott
- The Mauritanian Embassy in London
- Mauritania’s government ministries, departments and other agencies
- Leading national and international organisations and business leaders in Mauritania.
‘The set up of the MBBC is an important and positive development in relations between our two countries. I am delighted that it is happening at a time when there have been a number of high profile contracts signed with British companies.’
His Excellency Mohammed Yahya Ould Sidi Haiba, Charged’Affaires – Embassy of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania in London.