Mauritius: Mayor of Bethlehem Meets PM
15 July 2016
The distinctive spirit of Mauritius is reflected through the harmonious cohabitation of various communities and religions and respecting each other in total acceptance.
This statement was made this morning by the Mayor of Bethlehem, Mrs Vera Baboun, at the Treasury Building, Port Louis, following a courtesy call on the Prime Minister, Sir Anerood Jugnauth.
Mrs Vera Baboun underlined that the support of Mauritius towards the rights and the Palestinian cause was at the core of the meeting with Prime Minister Jugnauth.
Mrs Vera Baboun is a Palestinian politician and the first female mayor of Bethlehem. She holds a Master's degree in African-American literature and prior to her election, she was headmistress of the Roman Catholic High School in Beit Sahour.
She was an English literature lecturer at Bethlehem University where she was also the dean of student affairs. She is the chairperson of the Board of Directors for Guidance and Training Centre for Family and Children as well as a gender studies researcher looking at the role of information technology in empowering women in the Arab world.