Indian Prime Minister to visit Seychelles

Posted in Bilateral Treaties, Business and Economy, Diplomatic missions, International relations, Seychelles government at 5:27 am by Robert Klien

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is to visit Seychelles as a part of a major move to India’s neighourhood outreach in the Indian Ocean region.

Modi will be on a 5-day visit to the 3 key island nations – Seychelles, Mauritius and Sri Lanka. The trip will start on March 10.

In Seychelles, the first stop of his tour, Modi will hold bilateral discussions with President James Alexis Michel. The meeting will be aimed at strengthening maritime ties as well as enhancing bilateral development cooperation.

During the visit, 3 agreements are to be signed between Seychelles and India.

It should be noted that Modi will be the 2nd Indian prime minister to visit Seychelles after Indira Gandhi’s visit in 1981.

The cooperation of India and Seychelles is mainly in the field of health, education, defence and maritime security.

India recently gave a patrol ship to Seychelles, a 115-island country located 1,500 km east of Southeast Africa. The patrol ship was for the Seychelles Coast Guard to better patrol its extensive Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).

Both jurisdictions are likely to sign an agreement to strengthen the energy sector of the Seychelles.

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