Mayor of Suncheon City calls on President Michel


30-October-2012

President Michel welcomes Mr Cho Choong-Hoon at State House

The mayor’s visit to Seychelles follows the President’s official visit to South Korea in May this year, where President Michel attended the opening ceremony of the Yeosu Expo 2012 and also visited Korea’s eco-capital, Suncheon City, where he met the mayor.

The city is well-known as the world’s fifth largest wetlands and reed field of Suncheon Bay, in addition to its strict policies to protect the natural beauty of the bay and its surroundings.

“Suncheon and Seychelles have much in common, especially our efforts to conserve the environment, and we can develop our cooperation on this basis. Seychelles is looking forward to take part in the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo in 2013, where we will highlight both the beauty of our country as well as our vision for sustainable development,” said President Michel.

The President and the Mayor discussed areas in which Suncheon City and Seychelles can further reinforce their cooperation and increase exchanges as well as programmes for ecological conservation, twinning programmes between Victoria city and Suncheon city and the involvement of Korean fashion designer Kimhyesoon in this week’s Festival Kreol 2012.

“This is my first visit to Seychelles and as soon as I arrived I was impressed by the beauty of Seychelles and how well the environment is being preserved. Through the exchange of human resources and also knowledge between Seychelles and Suncheon city, I will contribute for more exchanges between the two countries and promote better conservation of the environment,” said Mr Cho Choong-Hoon.

During his visit to Seychelles, Mr Cho Choong-Hoon and his delegation will visit various places such as the Vallée de Mai – a Unesco world heritage site on Praslin, as well as La Digue and the Seychelles Botanical Gardens.

Yesterday, Mr Choon-Hoon also signed a memorandum of understanding on the promotion of cultural exchange between Seychelles and the city of Suncheon and called on the Mayor of Victoria, Jacqueline Moustache-Belle.

 

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