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UAE President calls on Seychelles President |13 August 2022

UAE President calls on Seychelles President

President Ramkalawan in the company of the President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, at State House yesterday (Photo: Louis Toussaint)

The President of the United Arab Emirates, Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, who is presently on holiday in Seychelles, paid a courtesy call on President Wavel Ramkalawan at State House yesterday morning.

Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan was accompanied on this visit by the executive director of Crown Prince Court, Salem Alneyadi, the charge d'affaires of the embassy of UAE, Ahmed Alneyadi, the deputy prime minister of the United Arab Emirates, HH Sheikh mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the UAE Minister for Industry and Advanced Technology, Minister sultan Al Jaber and advisor to the president, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamedalnahyan.

The two heads of state held talks behind closed doors.

This was followed by the signing of the guest book by Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

The President of the United Arab Emirates was on his first official visit to Seychelles since his election on May 14, 2022, following the demise of his brother, the late H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan.

Seychelles and United Arab Emirates established diplomatic relations in December 1982 and the two countries have since implemented various projects of mutual interest.

Over the years, Seychelles has benefitted through various socio-economic projects including housing, health and education.

In April this year, Seychelles signed an agreement with the United Arab Emirates to modernise and transform its public service.

The UAE is also funding the construction of a new state-of-the-art hospital at L’Union Estate, La Digue, through a donation of around $4 million.


Patsy Canaya

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