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The Mauritanian British Business Council

The Mauritanian British Business Council (MBBC) is a trade association dedicated to promoting bilateral trade between Mauritania and the UK.

Mauritania is a stable, rapidly developing country with the ambition, vision and the 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.


MBBC was developed to:

  • cultivate positive, mutually-beneficial relationships between Great Britain 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

  • 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

  • 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.

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