06.15.16

Seychelles and China celebrate 40 years of diplomatic relations

Posted in Diplomatic missions, International relations at 1:59 pm by Robert Klien

Seychelles and China celebrated 40 years since the establishment of diplomatic relations between them with a reception arranged on June 10.

Vice-President Danny Faure was guest of honour at the reception hosted by the Ambassador of the People’s Republic of China to Seychelles, Yin Lixian, at the embassy at St Louis. Also, former President James Mancham, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport Joel Morgan; the Minister for Finance, Trade and the Blue Economy Jean-Paul Adam; the Minister for Investment, Entrepreneurship Development and Business Innovation Michael Benstrong; members of the National Assembly, were present at the event.

Both Ambassador Yin and Minister Morgan proposed a toast for long lasting relations between the two countries.

Ambassador Yin said that the friendship between the Chinese and Seychellois people has a long history, and the past 40 years have seen massive progress in Seychelles-China relations.

Minister Morgan said for decades on, Seychelles and China established a framework for their partnership and Seychelles is proud to still have China as a trusted partner in that respect. He said: “China is the world’s most populous nation and Seychelles one of the smallest. The meaningful engagement that our two nations share is testament to how regardless of size, we have built partnership based on a spirit of mutual respect and exemplary friendship that serves as a model for the rest of the world”.

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