Minister St Ange takes presidency of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands


14-July-2012

Minister Michael Sik Yuen of Mauritius congratulating Minister St Ange as the Vanilla Islands’ first president

It was at the tourism ministers’ and chief executive officers’ meeting of the Vanilla Islands held in Victoria on Saturday July 7, 2012 that the Mauritius Tourism Minister Michael Sik Yuen proposed Minister St Ange for the post of president of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.

Minister Sik Yuen was elected as vice-president, Reunion took the post of secretary and Mayotte the post of treasurer.



The tourism ministers’ and chief executive officers’ meeting of the Vanilla Islands in Victoria last Saturday

This solidifying of the structures of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands will now see the appointment of a chief executive and of the setting up of the organisation’s office in Reunion.

After the meeting, Minister St Ange said he was honoured to have been elected as the first president of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands.

“We all believe that the organisation is a plus for our region. We all know that a strong region will strengthen our respective island’s tourism industry. I will work with each island and also with the secretary general of the Indian Ocean Commission for the consolidation of our Vanilla Islands,” Minister St Ange said.

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