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Cabo Verde President visits Seychelles' UNESCO world heritage site of Vallee de Mai

Praslin, Seychelles | June 19, 2014, Thursday @ 17:20 in National » GENERAL | By: Sharon Uranie | Views: 1922
Cabo Verde President visits Seychelles' UNESCO world heritage site of Vallee de Mai

The Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean Paul Adam and Minister for Health Mitcy Larue  as well as the Chairman of the Seychelles islands Foundation (SIF) also Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maurice Loustau Lalanne accompanied the Cabo Verde president on the visit (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - His own personal coco de mer to take back home as one of the many souvenirs of his state visit to Seychelles, the unique gift was presented by the Seychelles Minister for Health Mitcy Larue to the President of Cabo Verde Jorge Carlos Fonseca this morning.

Minister Larue presenting coco de mer to President Fonseca (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: Attribution

This was at the end of a visit to the UNESCO world heritage site of Vallée de Mai on Seychelles’ second most populated island of Praslin where grows the biggest seed in the world, the coco-de mer.

Visiting Vallée de Mai was in fact the highlight of Fonseca’s visit to Praslin where he and his delegation were given a guided tour through its endemic palm forest.

Fonseca was given explanations on the coco de mer, he even tried to guess the weight of one of the seeds.

President Fonseca feels the weight of the biggest seed in the world (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency) Photo License: Attribution

Fonseca has spent the whole day on Praslin this Thursday, the last day of his visit to Seychelles, as he leaves the Indian Ocean island tomorrow.

SNA presents a compilation of photos of President Fonseca’s visit to Vallée de Mai (Joe Laurence, Seychelles News Agency)

 

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