President of Seychelles attending Blue Economy conference in Mozambique, presidential inauguration in South Africa
The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure. (State House)
(Seychelles News Agency) - The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will travel to Mozambique on a state visit on Sunday, May 19, followed by a trip to South Africa to attend that nation's presidential inauguration, State House said.
Faure is making the state visit at the invitation of his Mozambican counterpart, Filipe Nyusi. The trip comes shortly after the coastal nation was hit by two major tropical storms.
During the visit, Faure will participate in a May 23-24 conference on the Blue Economy which will take place in the Mozambican capital of Maputo May under the theme ‘Sustainable and Shared Exploitation of the Ocean’.
According to the Club of Mozambique, an online news service, “Mozambican Prime Minister Carlos Agostinho do Rosario declared on Wednesday in Maputo that the planned conference on the Blue Economy, named “Growing Blue”, should serve as a platform for seeking knowledge and exchanging experiences about the preservation and increasingly sustainable use of the ocean.”
Following the conference on the Blue Economy, the President of Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, will proceed to Pretoria, South Africa, to attend the inauguration of the sixth President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa.
A number of African heads of state are expected to attend the inauguration of Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 May. The inauguration which coincides with Africa Day follows the 2019 general elections on May 8.
President Faure will be back in Seychelles on May 26.