Seychelles to boost economic ties in Shanghai through new consulate general


29-July-2013

Minister Adam during his visit to Shanghai

During a meeting held last week with the leaders of the Shanghai municipal government, Seychelles’ Foreign Affairs minister Jean Paul Adam extended his appreciation to the municipal government for its collaboration with the Seychelles authorities in establishing a presence in Shanghai to better support the economic and people to people exchanges between the two countries.

The proposed consulate general will cover the shanghai municipality, Jiangsu Province and Zhejiang Province.

During his visit to Shanghai, Minister Adam also had the opportunity to visit the Huawei Technologies Cooperation, which is a leading ICT leading solutions provider.

Huawei, a private company established in 1987, is now among the first five ICT providers in China and has 16 regional headquarters with operations in over 140 countries.

During the visit, Minister Adam stated that despite the differences in size between the two countries, there were many mutually beneficial economic opportunities to be taken up.

"Very large countries such as China, and very small countries such as Seychelles need to invest in technology and in efficiency to ensure competitiveness. The small market in Seychelles can allow quick adoption of new technologies and we are an ideal testing station."

Minister Adam added that Shanghai was a key location for the growth and promotion of tourism, and thus the importance of establishing its first consulate general of this kind in Shanghai.

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