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Seychelles and South Korea to boost bilateral relations to greater heights

Seoul, South Korea Wednesday 5 June 2024: The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Wavel Ramkalawan held bilateral talks with the President of the Republic of Korea, H.E Mr Yoon Suk-Yeol at State House yesterday.

During the meeting, the two leaders acknowledged the excellent relations that exist between their countries and expressed their fervent hope that bilateral cooperation is heightened for the mutual benefit of both nations.

President Ramkalawan expressed appreciation to President Yeol for the warm hospitality extended to the Seychelles delegation whilst in South Korea and congratulated the Republic of Korea on successfully hosting this very first Summit between Korea and Africa.

“Thank you for the invitation to attend this vitally important Summit and for the generous hospitality extended to my delegation and myself since our arrival in the vibrant city of Seoul. Seychelles is very pleased with the excellent relations with the Republic of Korea, which are continuously being reinforced through our active engagements on both bilateral and multilateral fronts.

I trust that the recent accreditation of Mr. Jung Kang, Ambassador of the Republic of Korea to the Republic of Seychelles in March 2024, will play a key role in maintaining and building upon the existing relations between our two countries. My Government and I remain devoted to working closely alongside your Government to forge new pathways of cooperation. I invite Korean investors to consider the possibilities that exist in Seychelles, specially in the technology and fisheries sectors," said President Ramkalawan.

President Yeol explained that there were various fields where the two countries could explore for potential collaboration including fisheries and the Blue Economy, which are two sectors of great importance for Seychelles. He praised Seychelles for being the first country to launch the sovereign blue bonds and expressed his wish to cooperate further with Seychelles in the Blue Economy and Fisheries.

Also present for the bilateral meeting was the Designated Minister and Minister of Fisheries and the Blue Economy, Mr. Jean François Ferrari, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr Sylvestre Radegonde, the Resident Ambassador for Seychelles in Beijing, accredited to Japan and South Korea, Amb. Anne Lafortune and the Second Secretary/ Desk Officer for the Republic of Korea, Ms Ingrid Labrosse.