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Seychelles, South Africa assess progress of joint commission of cooperation | 18 July 2019

Seychelles, South Africa assess progress of joint commission of cooperation

The Seychelles and South African delegations in a souvenir photograph after the meeting

Seychelles and South Africa have carried out a mid-term review of their joint commission of cooperation.

This took place during a meeting between the principal secretary of the department of Foreign Affairs, Dr Marina Confait, and the director-general of the department of International Relations and Cooperation of South Africa, K.E Mahoai, and his delegation.

This review relates to the 2nd Seychelles-South Africa Joint Commission of Cooperation held in Pretoria, South Africa on March 9, 2018.

The meeting was an opportunity to assess the progress made in regard to cooperation between the two countries.

Furthermore, the review tackled remaining challenges so that collaborative efforts between Seychelles and South Africa continue to be effectively pursued.

Having commemorated the 25th anniversary of diplomatic relations between the two countries last year, the meeting also reaffirmed the strong ties and common interests that exist between Seychelles and South Africa.

The mid-term review provided yet another occasion to strengthen cooperation in specific sectors namely, foreign affairs, education, health, tourism, trade and investment, agriculture, fisheries, blue economy, arts and culture, youth, sports, police, among others.

In concluding, both parties expressed their appreciation for the fruitful exchanges brought forth in the meetings.

While in Seychelles the South African delegation will also attend the unveiling ceremony today of the Nelson Mandela Statue in the Peace Park.

 

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