The Embassy of Mauritius in Berlin
Address: Kurfürstenstrasse 84, 2nd Floor, 10787 Berlin, Germany
Tel.: +49 30 263 93 60
Fax: +49 30 265 583 23
Amb. Christelle Sohun
Christelle Sohun holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Wolverhampton until 2003. She received a certificate in international commercial law from the University of Wales in 2005 and another postgraduate diploma in 2006. The same year she was admitted to the Middle Temple Inns Bar as a barrister for England and Wales. She was admitted to the bar of the Republic of Mauritius in 2010. Sohun worked as a legal advisor in London from 2004 to 2008 and as a legal advisor in Mauritius until 2010. After working as a lawyer, she assumed a leading position in the field of investigations and independent reviews of financial transactions in 2015. Sohun also worked as a journalist and in 2015 was on the committee of Transparency Mauritius for the award of the award for investigative journalism. Sohun joined her country’s diplomatic service in 2017, becoming High Commissioner in Australia and New Zealand in 2018 and 2019, respectively.
Accredited as ambassador to Japan. Since its sponsor Ivan Collendavelloo had to answer to the anti-corruption commission ICAC, her move to Berlin was delayed from 2020 to 2021. Christelle Sohun was accredited as Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of Mauritius to Germany on 6 May 2021. She speaks English and French.
Mauritius officially opened an embassy in Berlin on 26th April 2000 and diplomatic relations between the Republic of Mauritius and the Federal Republic of Germany have existed since November 1968.
Germany is a major trading partner for Mauritius. Its exports of sugar, textiles, fruits, cut flowers and other products have access into the German market under the ACP/EU conventions.
In 1980 Mauritius and Germany signed an agreement with regard to technical cooperation. This agreement, which is still valid, lays down the basic conditions for technical cooperation between the countries, for carrying out agreed projects. The Government of the Federal Republic of Germany has extended its assistance to the following fields: training, advisory and research, preparation of plans, studies and reports, assistance to experts such as instructors, advisers, consultants, specialists, scientific and technical personnel, project assistants, supply of material and equipment, training of technical and managerial personnel as well as scientists.