04.01.07

Seychelles Minister on working visit to Hong Kong & Macau

Posted in Business and Economy, International relations, Seychelles offshore jurisdiction at 2:22 pm by Robert Klien

Invited by Sidney To, Seychelles’ Regional Trade Commissioner, the Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation recently visited Hong Kong and Macau to evidence an official opening of a new Seychelles Trade Commission office on February 22, 2007.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs & International Cooperation, Patrick Pillay, joined with potential investors in both cities. Pillay’s working visit lasted from February 21 to February 25. During the visit, Pillay met senior representatives of the Government of the Macau Special Administrative Region, Hong-Kong and Macau benefiting from a specific status of the formula “one nation, two systems” implemented by China.

An agreement was signed by Pillay and local authorities to promote the Seychelles as a tourist destination for Macau residents, who hold not the same passports as citizens from mainland China.

Then, Minister Pillay visited a press conference with all local media. At the conference, he presented Seychelles’ economy. The issues under discussion were tourism, fisheries as well as new business opportunities available after President James Michel’s State Visit to China in the beginning of November 2006 and President Hu Jintao’s State Visit to Seychelles on February 9-10, 2007.

Ambassador Philippe Le Gall accompanied Minister Pillay on his visit.

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