Potential investors here to follow up on VP’s Qatar visit


VP faure in talks with the Qatari delegation

They called on him at State House yesterday and said they are particularly interested to invest in oil and the hospitality industry, health care and housing and hope to make an announcement before the year ends.

Mr Faure recently had wide-ranging talks with Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani – the heir apparent of the State of Qatar – during his first official visit to Doha.

The two leaders have both expressed their desire to take the relations between the two countries to a new level.

The six-man delegation’s leader Sheikh Faisal Bin Saoud Al-Thani said the investors will also look at the possibility of investing in the Seychelles’ fisheries sector.

“Tomorrow (today) we will have talks with some of the authorities here whom we hope will give us some of the specific opportunities that exist,” he said.

“We have chosen Seychelles over other possible countries because we have very good relations with the government here and Seychelles is well connected with other regions,” he said.

Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam told Nation the investors’ visit is a result of the fruitful talks Mr Faure’s delegation – which included Mr Adam – had with Sheikh Tamim and “is testimony to the desire of both countries taking the relations to another level”.

During the Doha talks, Vice-President Faure and Sheikh Tamim discussed potential cooperation in the housing sector, as this is one of great importance for the future development of Seychelles.
They also reviewed opportunity for investments in a number of sectors, including potential joint ventures.