The Prime Minister of Madagascar, H.E. Mr. Omer Beriziky, welcomed the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture, Minister Alain St.Ange, to his Tananarive Offices soon after the arrival of the Seychelles Minister in Madagascar.
Minister St.Ange, who is also the sitting President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, traveled to Madagascar to show solidarity and to support the event that has been listed as the Malagasy event on the regional body’s calendar of events.
During the meeting between the Prime Minister of Madagascar and the Minister from the Seychelles, many topics of importance to the Vanilla Islands region and also to Madagascar and Seychelles were discussed such as air and maritime connectivity, the possibility of export of commodities from Madagascar, and the Vanilla Islands organization itself, among others.
The discussions took place in the presence of the Malagasy Minister for Tourism, Mr. Jean-Max Rakotomamonjy, and the Director of Marketing for the Vanilla Islands Regional Organization, Mr. Derek Savy.
The Prime Minister of Madagascar expressed his full support for the drive and leadership manifested by Minister St.Ange in uniting and furthering the cause of the Vanilla Islands organization and openly shared his appreciation of the latest developments in bringing the countries of the region closer in the transport and communications sector. Speaking to the press after the meeting, Seychelles Tourism & Culture Minister St.Ange said, “I am honored to have had a personal audience with His Excellency the Prime Minister and to realize that we both share the same vision for the way forward of our region and its tourism industry.”
Minister St.Ange is the guest of honor at the 2nd edition of the International Tourism Fair Madagascar, a Vanilla Islands event that showcases the unique attributes of the six islands of the Indian Ocean region.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .