Press release

President Wishes Prosperity for China during Year of the Dragon

January 23, 2012

In a letter sent to President Hu Jintao on the occasion of the Chinese New Year and the start of the Spring festival, President James Michel has sent wishes of prosperity and good health to both the President and People of China.

“As we enter the year of the Dragon, we are conscious of the many challenges that await; from the continuation of the world economic crisis to the continued threat of piracy and climate change. In terms of economic development, it is evident that China will continue to have a critical role…” said the President.

President Michel also praised the development support and generosity that China has extended to developing countries such as Seychelles over recent year:

“This exemplary cooperation goes a long way in contributing to the socioeconomic development of the Seychellois people”.

2012 will also mark the 150 year anniversary of Chinese presence in Seychelles.