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Seychelles’ president to make state visit to Mauritius on Thursday

Victoria, Seychelles | October 25, 2017, Wednesday @ 13:07 in National » GENERAL | By: Betymie Bonnelame | Views: 3179
Seychelles’ president to make state visit to Mauritius on Thursday

Danny Faure -- President of Seychelles. (State House)

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(Seychelles News Agency) - President Danny Faure of Seychelles will make a state visit to Mauritius at the invitation of Prime Minister Pravind Kumar Jugnauth.

The state visit will take place from October 26 to 28. Faure is expected to leave the country on Thursday.

The last time the two leaders met was at the United Nations General Assembly in September in New York.  

Earlier this week, representatives of the two island nations met in the 12th session of the Seychelles-Mauritius Commission on Bilateral Cooperation.  The meeting which was held in Mauritius took stock of the achievements made since the last joint commission and proposed a new roadmap of cooperation for next two years.

The agreed Minutes of the meeting is expected to be signed during Faure’s state visit to Mauritius.

Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, and Mauritius share a common cultural and historical past. The two island nations face similar challenges and business opportunities.

The two nations have had an air service agreement since April 1997 which was reviewed in 2014. The Seychelles’ national carrier currently flies five times weekly to Mauritius.

With only 1,758 km separating Seychelles and Mauritius, many Seychellois make the two and a half hour trip to Mauritius each year for holiday, shopping, business as well as for medical treatment.

Among the Seychelles’ delegation to Mauritius will be Jeanne Simeon -- Minister for Family Affairs — and the Deputy Speaker of the National Assembly Nicholas Prea.  

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