Dubai Air Show provides venue for Seychelles meetings


Seychelles Minister Jean Paul Adam, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Alain St.Ange, CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, were guests of the Dubai government at the 2011 Dubai Air show and jointly-held, tourism-related meetings.

Minister Adam and Alain St.Ange, accompanied by Julie Muirhead, the Regional Director for the Seychelles Tourism Board, and Aliette Esther, the Tourism Board’s Abu Dhabi Tourism Attaché in the Seychelles Embassy, met with Saif Mohammed Al Suwaidi, the Director General of the UAE General Civil Aviation Authority, and his Deputy Director General, Mr. Omar Bin Ghaleb, and Mr. Juan Carlos Salazar, their DG for Air Transport Affairs, where discussions centered on general cooperation and on Seychelles’ bid to host the 2012 Routes Africa conference.

Minister Adam and the Tourism Board delegation also met with Mr. Akbar Al-Bakar, the Chief Executive Officer of Qatar Airways.

At the opening ceremony of the 2012 Dubai Air Show, Minister Jean Paul Adam and Mr. Alain St.Ange had the opportunity to meet Sheik Mohammed Bin Rashid, the President and Prime Minister of the UAE, Ruler of Dubai.