The Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and Inner Mongolia, an autonomous region of the People’s Republic of China, signed a Memorandum of Understanding to develop ties of cooperation between both countries to advance future exchanges between Seychelles and Inner Mongolia.
The framework of the agreement was designed to open up new avenues of cooperation between the Library of Inner Mongolia and the National Library of Seychelles, the Inner Mongolia National Song and the Dance Troupe and the Seychelles National Choir. The Memorandum of Understanding also covered cooperation between the Inner Mongolia National Dance Company and the Seychelles Conservatoire of Performing Arts. The institutions agreed to share expertise and knowledge.
The MOUs were signed between Liu ChunLiang, Inner Mongolia‘s Deputy Director of Cultural Department, and his Seychellois counterpart, Marcel Rosalie, the Director General for Culture. Mr. Liu ChungLiang said that the Memorandum of Understandings mark an important step forward in “our ongoing collaborations.”
He said that the agreements “jointly support exchanges providing benefits for both parties.” Marcel Rosalie, Director General for Culture, said that in 2010, Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture and the Republic of China agreed on an implementation plan boosting corporation with the Ministry’s entities.
Mr. Rosalie stressed that the signing of the MOUs will define a framework of collaboration between the three institutions. After the signing, the eight-member delegation of Inner Mongolia is expected to meet with officials of Ministry of Tourism and Culture to identify key areas of cooperation.
The Inner Mongolia delegation arrived in Seychelles on an official visit on May 27 on the invitation of the Chinese Embassy in Seychelles.
Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .