La Reunion Island plants endemic Seychelles coco de mer palm at cultural site

President Didier Robert, the President of the La Reunion Regional Council, has planted the first seedling of the famous coco de mer, the endemic palm tree of the Seychelles.

La Reunion Island plants endemic Seychelles coco de mer palm at cultural site

President Didier Robert, the President of the La Reunion Regional Council, has planted the first seedling of the famous coco de mer, the endemic palm tree of the Seychelles.

The coco de mer seedling was a gift by the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. James Michel, to President Didier Robert and to the people of La Reunion made during his official to La Reunion last year. “Moka is a special place and it commands sweeping views of St. Denis, the capital of La Reunion. What a better place than this magical and spectacular garden to plant the endemic and majestic double nut of the Seychelles,” Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, said when he discussed with President Didier Robert on the planting of the coco de mer.

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President Didier Robert believes in regional cooperation and works hard on the consolidation of this cooperation. “Having a seedling of the coco de mer palm, this world-recognized treasure of the Seychelles, planted in La Reunion shows the bonds of friendship that exist between the Seychelles and La Reunion,” President Didier Robert of La Reunion said.

Present at this special planting ceremony was Sherin Naiken, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, who was on a working visit to La Reunion.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) http://www.tourismpartners.org/

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