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The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:

During a meeting today in Mauritius, Deputy Secretary of State for Management and Resources Richard Verma and Opposition Leader Xavier-Luc Duval, joined by other opposition party representatives, discussed the importance of a vibrant opposition, the rule of law, respect for human rights, freedom of expression, and a free press in a democracy.

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