Press release

Minister Valentin meets President Johannesson

November 12, 2021

Education Minister Dr Justin Valentin met the President of Iceland, His Excellency, Mr. Guoni Th. Johannesson, on 11th November in Paris. They met at a reception hosted by the Permanent Delegation of Iceland to UNESCO for Small Islands Developing States in the sidelines of the 41st General Conference of UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation). President Johannesson and Minister Valentin exchanged views on a wide range of issues, including education.

Iceland has an economic base that is quite similar to that of Seychelles as fishing and tourism are key industries in both countries. However, Iceland has a much more advanced tertiary sector than Seychelles and its services are centered on biotechnology and computer science. Unlike Seychelles which is dependent on imported fuel, Iceland main energy source is renewable energy which is available domestically. Iceland is the world’s seventh most productive country in the world.