Seychelles Tourism Minister meets with Mauritius parliamentary delegation

When Seychelles celebrated the 50th anniversary of Party LEPEP and its predecessor organizations earlier this week, during which Seychelles President James Alix Michel launched a book about former Hea

Seychelles Tourism Minister meets with Mauritius parliamentary delegation

When Seychelles celebrated the 50th anniversary of Party LEPEP and its predecessor organizations earlier this week, during which Seychelles President James Alix Michel launched a book about former Head of State Albert Rene titled “Albert Rene – The Father of the Modern Seychelles,” the Minister of Tourism and Culture, Alain St.Ange, used the opportunity to interact with a group of parliamentarians from Mauritius. The MPs had traveled to Mahe to show solidarity with their sister island and demonstrate a spirit of cooperation, and the Minister gladly took the chance to brief the delegation on a range of issues of mutual interest.

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High on the agenda was inter-island cooperation in tourism and other areas, and with both islands being founder members of the Vanilla Island Organization, it is expected that the topic of how the Seychelles and Mauritius can both benefit from this marketing platform was also discussed.

The Seychelles has been a strong supporter of the Vanilla Islands concept and has been instrumental in raising the profile of the new marketing cooperative.

Some months ago in fact, the matter was raised at a parliamentary session in Port Louis, Mauritius and the group of parliamentarians visiting the Seychelles were no doubt keenly interested to hear more about the Vanilla Islands Organization and the successes already accomplished as well as the plans for the future so when they went home they could share their new-found insights with their colleagues in the Mauritius parliament.

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