SOUTH AFRICA, SEYCHELLES AGREE TO STRENGTHEN TIES

PRETORIA– South African and Seychelles have agreed to strengthen co-operation as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations.

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Co-operation, Luwellyn Landers, held discussions Seychelles’ Secretary of State and executive head of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Barry Faure, here last Friday for the second session of the Bilateral Commission of Co-operation, which reviewed bilateral political and economic relations.

We further agreed to explore other areas of co-operation over the coming years, including in trade and investment; agriculture and fisheries; education and human resource development; environment and the blue economy; youth and sports; defence and police; tourism and culture; health; science and technology; maritime and air transport; higher education; and social development, they said in a joint statement.

The next such meeting between the two countries will be in Victoria, Seychelles, in 2020.

Source: NAM NEWS NETWORK