The European Union (EU) has a partnership of 40 years with the Republic of Mauritius. Relations between Mauritius and the European Union (EU) are very good having seen a continuous intensification over the years. Mauritius has been one of the countries that has benefited most from the EU-ACP (Africa Caribbean Pacific) cooperation and the EU has been closely associated to the development and diversification of the economy of Mauritius.
Mauritius is engaged in a close political dialogue with the EU as provided for under Article 8 of the Cotonou Partnership Agreement. The first annual Political Dialogue with the Government of Mauritius took place in 2011. During the latest Political Dialogue in January 2016, EU and Mauritius discussed about issues of common interest such as the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA), Peace and Security including the fight against Terrorism, combating Corruption and promoting Good Governance, addressing the effects of Climate Change, the Sustainable Development Goals and Regional Economic Integration amongst others.