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President Faure holds bilateral talks on the sidelines of TICAD 7

29 August 2019 | Foreign Affairs

Yokohama, Japan: Participating in the second day of the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) being held in Yokohama, Japan, President Danny Faure also undertook a series of bilateral talks on the sidelines of TICAD 7.

For the first meeting, the President met with the representatives of the Japan-AU Parliamentary Association led by Dr. Daishiro Yamagiwa. During the talks, areas of discussion focused on ways Seychelles and Japan can further deepen bilateral relations through mutually beneficial exchanges between the two countries and its peoples.

President Faure, in the morning also met with the Director General of Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), Mr. Qu Dongyu for a courtesy call. The meeting was an opportunity for the President and Mr Dongyu to discuss and identify possible areas FAO can better support Seychelles though exchange of technical expertise in areas such as Agriculture, Fisheries and the Blue Economy.

As part of his programme for the day, on the Margins of TICAD 7 the President additionally attended the Blue Economy Side Event Co-hosted by the Government of of Kenya, Government of Japan and UNDP under the theme; “Transformative Actions for Inclusive, Innovative and Sustainable Blue Economy for Africa ”

From the Blue Economy side event, the President also paid a visit the Seychelles Investment Board stand currently participating in TICAD 7-Japan Africa Business Forum Exposition organized to showcase and the promote a wide range of investment and business opportunities.

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