Seychelles and Italy to Reinforce Collaboration in Key Sectors

Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Tourism - Foreign Affairs Department, Republic of Seychelles

Seychelles and Italy commit to reinforcing their diplomatic relations by exploring areas of cooperation for mutual growth.

This was mentioned throughout a gathering between the Minister for International Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, and the Ambassador-designate for Italy, H.E Mr. Roberto Natali, to the Republic of Seychelles on Tuesday, 25th April, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy.

“Over the years, our relationship has grown from strength to strength, and we need to continue to reinforce this partnership by exploring areas of common interest for the benefit of both nations,” remarked Minister Radegonde as he welcomed Ambassador Natali.

On his half, Ambassador Natali said that in his tenure, he goals to enhance the friendship that exists between the 2 international locations. “My additional role as Permanent Representative to the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an advantage to both countries given that we share the same concerns about environmental and climate change,” added the Ambassador.

Maritime safety was one of many matters of dialogue the place Minister Radegonde counseled Italy’s position in the EUNAVFOR Operation Atalanta for its outstanding contribution to the maritime safety of the area. Each the Minister and Ambassador recognised the significance of maritime safety as a car to allow undisrupted commerce inside the Western Indian Ocean area and past.

On the subject of tourism, Minister Radegonde famous that “Italy is presently one of many high 5 markets for Seychelles and that though there is no such thing as a direct flight, we proceed to see a rise in arrivals from Italy which we deeply recognize”.

Each events welcomed the potential for collaboration between the Seychelles Tourism Academy and comparable tourism coaching establishments in Italy.

Minister Radegonde seized the chance to encourage the Authorities of Italy to assist Seychelles in pushing for the adoption of the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI).  “We are hopeful that the MVI will allow SIDS to improve the international understanding of their vulnerabilities that will, in turn, sustain our progress,” he added.

Different attainable areas of cooperation mentioned have been regulation enforcement, judiciary, and air providers.

Ambassador Natali is in Seychelles to current his Credentials to the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, on Thursday, at State Home. He can be primarily based in Nairobi, Kenya.

Distributed by APO Group on behalf of Ministry of International Affairs and Tourism – International Affairs Division, Republic of Seychelles.