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President attends first meeting of the Indian Ocean Summit Steering Committee |24 October 2019

President Danny Faure attended the first meeting of the steering committee for the Indian Ocean Summit on Tuesday evening, at the Royal Geographical Society in London.

The Indian Ocean Summit is set to take place in 2022.

The Summit seeks to bring together international and regional leadership to secure 30% marine protection by 2030 in the Indian Ocean region.

President Faure expressed how Seychelles is an example of how size does not constrain capabilities or innovations, and would continue to support Nekton and champion marine protection.

Following the meeting, President Faure attended a lecture at the Royal Geographical Society, where Nekton presented some of its initial research findings. The data analysis is ongoing. Seychellois scientist Sheena Talma also had the opportunity to share her experiences with The Aldabra Clean-Up Project and the Nekton Expedition to the audience.

President Faure expressed his thanks to Nekton and all partners for making the expedition possible, and urged those present to continue the fight to protect the ocean.

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