Seychelles hosts global cultural pageant next year


Seychelles will host in 2012 the 1st Global Cultural Ambassador Award (GCAA), a spectacular cultural pageant with male and female competitors from diverse parts of the globe, especially China.

This was announced recently in Beijing during the 14th International Friendship and Culture Festival, and in front of more than 100 ambassadors and diplomats, as well as a large audience representing Chinese media and tourism industry.

Seychelles was chosen as the venue for this prestigious award launched by a group of businessmen and VVIPs including Zhang Yimou, the internationally-acclaimed movie director, who also signed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Olympic Games. Mr. Zhang Yimou will personally be in Seychelles next year as a member of the GCAA jury.

On the same occasion, Seychelles’ Ambassador to China, Mr. Philippe Le Gall, confirmed that a China-Seychelles week will be organized in Beijing in 2012 and that a series of events will take place in Seychelles all through 2012 to mark 150 years of Chinese presence in the islands.