11.13.09

Chinese Minister for Culture in talks with Seychelles’ President

Posted in Diplomatic missions, International relations at 11:41 am by Robert Klien

At the end of October, Chinese Minister for Culture Cai Wu was on a 3-day official visit to Seychelles. During this visit, he held talks with President James Michel and Minister Vincent Meriton.

Mr Cai was leading a delegation at the invitation of his Seychellois counterpart Mr Meriton. This visit formed part of the Chinese Culture in Focus 2009 programme from April until the end of October. The programme was aimed to promote cultural exchanges between China and African countries.

The Chinese team had a chance to discuss and share views on further improving cultural exchanges and cooperation with their Seychellois counterparts.

It should be mentioned that diplomatic relations between Seychelles and China were opened many years ago, and since that cultural ties have been substantially developing. In 1983, the 2 countries signed an agreement of cultural cooperation. Mr Cai noted that recent visits by President James Michel to China and President Hu Jintao to Seychelles have further strengthened bilateral relations between the countries and boosted cultural cooperation.

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