08.24.11

Seychellois President meets Australian Governor-General to discuss trade

Posted in Diplomatic missions, International relations at 3:32 pm by Robert Klien

On August 23, 2011, President James Michel and the Governor-General of Australia, Quentin Bryce, met in Canberra to hold talks. The meeting was focused on trade, education, and conservation.

On the 2nd day of his state visit to Australia, President Michel was greeted in the Australian capital by Mrs Bryce. Following his arrival, the President visited the Australian War Memorial and laid a wreath on the tomb of the Unknown Australian Soldier as well as observed the President inspecting a Guard of Honour minute of silence.

Governor-General Bryce and Seychelles’ President Michel discussed cooperation between Seychelles and Australia, in the fields of trade, education, and conservation. Mr Michel said that the traditional ties between Seychelles and Australia are strong; particularly as many Seychellois reside in Australia and contribute positively to society. Also, Seychelles and Australia are partners in ensuring better governance of their environmental assets and acting on climate change.

The meeting was attended by the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam, the chief executive officer of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St Ange, the vice-chancellor of the University of Seychelles, Rolph Payet, and the Seychelles high commissioner to India, Dick Esparon, who is accredited to Australia.

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