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Mauritius & Seychelles boost ties to increase activities in Indian Ocean Region

Mauritius & Seychelles boost ties to increase activities in Indian Ocean Region

Xavier Luc-Duval meets Seychelles’ Tourism Minister to strengthen Mauritius and Seychelles business relationship with the aim of increasing activities in the Indian Ocean region.(Image:

Mauritius tourism minister, Xavier-Luc Duval, visited Seychelles recently to meet his counterpart Alain St Ange to bolster ties between the two countries in the tourism sector.

Discussions hovered around trends in the tourism industry and the mutual desire of both countries to increase cruise ship business in the Indian Ocean Islands.

Alain St Ange, on his part, highlighted that, “We touched upon the tourism industries of our regions in an open and frank manner, and how we can strengthen our business relationship to be able to increase activities in the Indian Ocean Region as a whole. We also discussed the different products and services of our islands.”

He also stressed that there will be the launch of the islands’ tourism industry, and thanked Xavier Luc-Duval, who is also the Vice Prime Minister of Mauritius, for being present for the 5th anniversary of Seychelles Carnival International de Victoria.  The minister also expended effort to ensure that a delegation from Mauritius was present in the Carnival parade as well.

The meeting took place at the state house in Seychelles upon the official visit of Xavier Luc-Duval to Seychelles during the recent Carnival, where he was received by the President of Seychelles, James Michel.

It may be noted that the International Carnival de Victoria was organised in Seychelles on the 26 April. It was the 5th edition of the Seychelles International Carnival of Victoria which is a focal point for representatives from the world’s most famous carnivals that take part in this exciting international event.

It was an initiative that echoes the fact that, since the days of its first settlement, Seychelles has always been a rich melting pot of peoples from the four corners of the planet.

Seychelles, in 2015, is set to become the stage for representatives of the world’s most prestigious carnivals.

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