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Seychelles signs economic and technical cooperation agreement with Cambodia

As part of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs’ strategy to strengthen ties of political friendship and cooperation with Asian countries, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean Paul Adam, signed, last week in Phnom Penh, an Economic and Technical Cooperation Agreement (ETCA) with his Cambodian counterpart, Mr. Hor Namhong who is also Deputy Prime Minister.
In August this year, Minister Adam had signed a similar agreement with Vietnam, in addition to the two other ETCA signed during the last 2 years with Korea and the Philippines, giving Seychelles competitive advantages, in terms of legal instruments, to implement the government’s “look East” policy aimed at tapping into the resources of the Asian market, especially with reference to tourism, …

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Southern African Development Community Summit to combat threat of piracy in Seychelles

VICTORIA, Mahe – Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, and a Seychelles delegation have successfully lobbied for Southern African Development Community (SADC) recognition of the threat that piracy poses to the region at the 30th SADC Jubilee Summit of Heads of State and Government that took place in Windhoek, Namibia, last week.
The SADC communiqué that emerged from the summit not only recognizes the economic and security threat that piracy has on Seychelles, Mauritius, and Tanzania but it also calls for a team of technical experts to be sent to the affected countries to evaluate the extent of the threat and the damage done in order to recommend appropriate measures.
“We were able to put the issue …

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Maritime highways key to African regional development

VICTORIA, Mahe – The Seychelles delegation at the 28th COMESA Council of Ministers Meeting, in Swaziland this week, has highlighted the need for regional economic communities such as COMESA to strengthen and promote the development of maritime links and exchanges to complement the infrastructural development also being undertaken on the continent.
In his intervention at the council meeting, Minister for Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has stressed that the goal of regional integration can only be successful if all areas of the trading chain can be developed and if appropriate investment in infrastructure is secured. In addition, Minister Adam stated that that there is a need for the preservation of the current legal trading arrangements that …

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