President Wavel Ramkalawan will undertake a visit to the outer islands from April 9 to 12, a press release from State House has announced.
Members of the diplomatic community will be included in the presidential delegation as a symbolic gesture of gratitude for their countries’ ongoing support for Seychelles, especially during this global pandemic.
The tour will include a visit to the Aldabra Atoll, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well as brief stops on the outer islands of Alphonse, Assumption, Astove, Farquhar, and Desroches.
The PV plants on Astove and Farquhar will be inaugurated by President Ramkalawan during this visit.
The delegation will also include the First Lady, Linda Ramkalawan; the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde; and the Minister for Agriculture, Climate Change and Environment, Flavien Joubert.
The diplomats going on the outer islands trip are Guo Wei (China), Francesca Alexandra Azais (Sovereign Military Order of Malta), Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag (India), Artem Kozhin (Russia), Dominique Mas (France), Makoto Tominaga (Japan), Tharushi Gunathilake (Sri Lanka) and Mathew Harper (UK).