The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs has completed a Visa Waiver Agreement with the government of Turkey, which will allow for Seychellois passport holders to travel to Turkey visa free for a period of up to 90 days.
The agreement, which was signed by the Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, and the Turkish Ambassador to Seychelles, Mr. Tuncer Kayalar, at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Seychelles this afternoon has been described by the Ambassador as a clear indication of the growing cooperation and “the will, desire, and commitment to further enhance relations” between the two countries.
The Ambassador also added that he was happy to see bilateral trade relations between Seychelles and Turkey growing rapidly, noting a sizable increase in trade over recent years.
Minister Adam said that the government of Turkey has been an excellent partner to Seychelles and described the relationship as that of “two emerging countries of different sizes who can achieve much together.”
The Minister added that there has been a marked increase in the presence of Turkish products on the local market and said that the two partners were exploring other areas of cooperation such as in fisheries and tourism.
Amb. Kayalar said that, even though Seychelles does not have a visa regime in place for Turkish visitors, this new agreement will help highlight that fact to the Turkish people and will encourage more tourists to visit Seychelles, which will in turn allow for a more balanced and mutually beneficial relationship.