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President Ramkalawan to participate in 8th World Government Summit in Dubai |28 March 2022

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, will be participating in the upcoming World Government Summit to be held in Dubai as of today, March 28. 

President Ramkalawan has been invited to be a panelist during the thematic session ‘Rising Blue Waters – Governments fighting climate change’. 

The President will be participating alongside two other heads of government – the Prime Minister of St Lucia, Hon. Philip J. Pierre and the Prime Minister of Antigua and Barbuda, Hon. Gaston Browne.

The World Government Summit is instrumental in the dialogue and action that will shape the post-pandemic era, and the world beyond the fourth industrial revolution.

Since its inception in 2013, the summit has championed the mission of shaping future governments and creating a better future for humanity.

The 8th World Government Summit will be held exceptionally in tandem with the closing of ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’, under the theme ‘Shaping Future Governments’.

The summit will bring together thought leaders, global experts and decision makers to share and contribute to the development of tools, policies, and models that are essential in shaping future governments.

It will convene over 4,000 participants, world leaders, policy makers, international organisations and the foremost thinkers from more than 190 countries.

The President will be accompanied on this mission by the First Lady, Linda Ramkalawan; the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Sylvestre Radegonde; as well as the five women members of the Cabinet – the Minister for Health, Peggy Vidot; the Minister for Youth, Sports and Family, Marie-Celine Zialor; the Minister for Investment, Entrepreneurship and Industry, Devika Vidot; the Minister for Local Government and Community Affairs, Rose Marie Hoareau; and the Minister for Employment and Social Affairs, Patricia Francourt.

On the sidelines of the ‘World Government Summit’ the female ministers will also be participating in the ‘Women in Government Forum’. 

The President left the country yesterday and will resume office on April 1. 

During President Ramkalawan’s absence from the country, his duties and responsibilities will be discharged by Vice-President Ahmed Afif.


Press release from the Office of the President


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