05.11.10

Indo-Seychelles Joint Commission meeting to further cooperation

Posted in International relations, Seychelles government at 12:06 pm by Robert Klien

On May 10, 2010, the 7th meeting of the Indo-Seychelles Joint Commission meeting was held to open a new stage of cooperation between Seychelles and India. The meeting opened at the Maison Queau de Quinssy at Mont Fleuri.

Ambassador Barry Faure is leading Seychelles’ delegation. He said that the 2-day meeting will cover a wide range of bilateral, regional and international issues.

The 1st session of the event was attended by representatives of all Seychelles’ sectors and government ministries. India’s delegation was led by Vivek Katju. It also included secretary (West) in the Ministry of External Affairs of India, ambassador Gurjit Singh, joint secretary (East and Southern Africa), in the same ministry, and Asit Kumar Nag, the Indian high commissioner in Seychelles. Seychelles’ high commissioner to India Dick Esparon was also present at the meeting.

Faure said: “Although the last session of our joint commission was held seven years ago, I am happy to note that a number of activities have successfully been undertaken, a sign of the mature relationship existing between our two countries”. He thanked the Indian government and people for their significant contribution in the development of Seychelles and for moving forward closer relationship between Seychelles and India. He added: “We have immensely benefited under the demand-driven and response-oriented ITEC Programme which is being well utilised by Seychelles to elevate the level of cooperation between our two countries”.

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