Foreign Minister, Dr. Tedros Adhanom held discussion with Seychelles foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam on the sidelines of 26th AU Executive Council meeting on Monday (January 26, 2015).
On the discussion, Dr. Tedros noted that Ethiopia and Seychelles have huge potential in tourism and underlined the need to build strong cooperation to tap the potential of the sector. He underlined that Ethiopia and Seychelles could enhance cooperation in the areas of tourism, trade and investment. He added that Ethiopian Airlines flight to Seychelles paves the way to boost the bilateral relationship between two nations. Dr Tedros pointed out that the two countries leadership need to work closely in exploring opportunities of cooperation to benefit peoples of two nations.
Seychelles Foreign affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam appreciated Ethiopia’s strong commitment and continued effort in regional and global security issues, particularly in addressing security concerns of Eastern Africa and Africa in general. The minister also pointed out that the piracy rate in Somalia coast has reduced partly due Ethiopia’s effort to realize stable Somalia by dislodging Alshabaab. He said Seychelles benefited from reduction of piracy incidents in Somalia coast. Jean-Paul Adam said that Ethiopia’s diverse ethnic groups, religion, and culture, language and rich history. This, he said shows Ethiopia’s huge potential in tourism. He underlined that Ethiopia and Seychelles could work together in coordinating tourism activities to maximize the benefit the sector provides. Noting the fact that Ethiopian coffee has been reaching to Seychelles market, he underlined the need to expand more economic ties between two countries. He also said that bilateral relation between Ethiopia and Seychelles should be strengthened in people to people relation through cultural exchange.
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