Friday, 21 August 2015

Seychelles President James Michel’s State Visit to India

Seychelles President James Michel’s State Visit to IndiaThe President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. James Michel has been instrumental in building up the relationship between Seychelles and India over the years. In this spirit, he will be undertaking another state visit to India next week at the invitation of the Prime Minister of India, Mr. Narendra Modi.

This will be President Michel’s fifth visit to India as Head of State. He paid two state visits in 2005 and 2010. He again visited New Delhi in February 2011 and in February 2012 to participate in the Delhi sustainable Development Summit.

It is to be noted that this visit comes barely five months after the landmark visit of Prime Minister Modi to Seychelles, in March 2015. This is an illustration of the unique and special relationship which the two countries share based on their strong historical and, cultural affinities. Strong family ties and kinship bind the of Seychellois and Indian people.

The links between India and Seychelles cover collaboration and cooperation in diverse political, defence, economic, scientific, social, intellectual and cultural fields. The two countries stand linked through a rich package of agreements in various sectors. More agreements paving the way for greater success in the two countries partnership are expected to be signed during the visit.

Cooperation in economic and commercial sectors is also expected to be further strengthened. Both countries recognize the need to bring their economies closer to drive more growth, to create more opportunities for entrepreneurs of both nations and wealth for their respective peoples.

It will be recalled that President Michel in his National Day Address this year, placed the empowerment of entrepreneurs at the heart of his economic agenda. During his visit, President Michel will hold bilateral talks with the Prime Minister Modi and the President of India Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, and other eminent dignitaries. Read More...


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