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.