Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture used the opportunity of a Tourism Trade breakfast meeting in Durban to take to the podium to thank Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu, the MEC responsible for Economic Development and Tourism in KwaZulu Natal of South Africa.
In the presence of Mr. Ndabo Khoza and Mrs. Elsia Grandcourt, the respective Tourism CEOs of KwaZulu Natal and Seychelles, respectively, Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles said that he was humbled by the welcome extended to himself and to the Seychelles delegation at the INDABA Tourism Trade Fair 2013 and also by the friendship of Minister Mabuyakhulu and for his support in developing a closer working relation between KwaZulu Natal of South Africa and Seychelles.
Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, who was in South Africa leading a Seychelles delegation to Indaba 2013, called Minister Michael Mabuyakhulu to join him on stage to receive one of Seychelles’ prized possession, the island’s unique coco-de-mer nut.
This Seychelles delegation to South Africa had used the opportunity of a meeting in Durban to establish avenues of cooperation between KwaZulu Natal and Seychelles. At this meeting, Mr. David Germain, the Seychelles Director for Africa and the Americas, and Ms. Marsha Parcou, the Seychelles General Manager Africa, joined Minister St.Ange and the CEO of the island’s Tourism Board.
Minister Mabuyakhulu personally led KwaZulu’s delegation to this meeting with the Seychelles delegation.
In Durban, Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, also met with Minister Marthinus van Schalkwyk, South Africa’s Tourism Minister, and together they discussed bilateral cooperation between Seychelles and South Africa which has paved the way to see the signing of an MOU in Seychelles in August when Minister van Schalkwyk of South Africa will travel on a working visit to Seychelles.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .