Comoros Vice President receives Seychelles Minister at Moroni offices
Mr. Nourdine Bourhane, the Vice President of the Comoros, yesterday, Tuesday, December 17, welcomed Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, for a private meeting at his Moroni offices. Vice President Bourhane is currently also acting President in the absence of President Dhoinine who is currently on an official overseas mission.
The Seychelles Minister, who is the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands (Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Maldives, Mauritius, Mayotte, and the Seychelles) was in the Comoros for the Vanilla Island’s last meeting for the year 2013. Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles is currently serving his second mandate as President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands. Discussions in Comoros between the representatives of the Member States have confirmed that the elections for the 2014/15 President of the Vanilla Islands would be held in the Seychelles at the end of April 2014, the day before the Carnaval International de Victoria and that the hand-over proper is set to take place at the International Tourism Fair (ITM) of Madagascar in May 2014.
Both the Carnaval International de Victoria that is staged annually during the last weekend in the Seychelles and the International Tourism Fair (ITM) that is staged in May in Madagascar are listed as events of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.
The Vice President of the Comoros used the meeting with the Seychelles Minister to echo his country’s appreciation of the friendship of the Seychelles and more particularly of the government of the island’s President, James Michel. He thanked Minister St.Ange for his tireless efforts to guide and consolidate the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Organization and for accepting to consider opening the doors of the Seychelles Tourism Academy to students from the Comoros.
Vice President Bourhane has visited the Seychelles and appreciates the island’s management of its tourism industry.