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Seychelles to host Tourism and Transport Ministers Conference in October 2014

  • Published by Ozgur Tore

Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture announced that tourism and transport ministers will gather in Seychelles for a historic first joint Ministerial Conference on Tourism and Air Transport.

The announcement was made following the signature of an agreement between the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation and the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) during the UNWTO Commission For Africa (CAF) Ministerial Meeting held in Angola last week.

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Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the UNWTO and Alain St.Ange signed the agreement for the Seychelles to host this historic joint Ministerial Conference which will be held on 14 and 15 October 2014 in the Seychelles. The signature of the agreement was witnessed by Boubacar Djibo, the Director Air Transport Bureau of the ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) and effected at the Commission For Africa (CAF) Ministerial Meeting in Angola.

Reacting on the first edition of the UNWTO & ICAO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation & International Civil Aviation Organisation) Tourism and Transport Ministerial Conference to be held in Seychelles in October 2014, Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture said that the meeting between Tourism and Transport Ministers was overdue. "Seychelles salutes the effort by the UNWTO and the ICAO to make this Tourism and Transport Ministerial Conference a reality. We all know that it was needed and at the October Meeting in Seychelles a new page in history will written. As Seychelles we remain committed to unity as much in the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands and in Africa as we believe in unity in purpose to ensure that Tourism continues to make a major contribution to economic growth and development.

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