Press release

PS for Foreign Affairs engages with Republic of Korea in 2nd Joint Commission Meeting

May 13, 2015

Principal Secretary For Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne will be heading a delegation to Seoul, Republic of Korea for the 2nd Joint Committee meeting between the Republic of Korea and the Republic of Seychelles to take place on May 15 2015. The First Joint Commision between the two nations was held in March 2012 in Victoria.

Mr Kwon Hee-suk, Director-General of the Mideast and African Bureau of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Korea will lead the delegation of the Republic of Korea.

The Joint Committee meeting will focus on a wide array of avenues of collaboration between the two nations notably in the fields of political cooperation, economic cooperation, social cooperation and the support the two states afford each other internationally.    

“This second joint commission will allow us to take stock of the benefits of the last one held here in Seychelles and helps us promote the key interests of Seychelles and reaffirm our links with a state as important as the Republic of Korea which adds to our own development trajectory, said Ambassador Loustau-Lalanne ahead of his visit.

Ambassador Lalanne and his delagetion will also pay a courtesy call on Mr. Hong-kyun Kim, Deputy Minister for Political Affairs of the Republic of Korea.  

Other members of the Seychelles delegation include Mr Dong Chang Jeong, Seychelles Honoray Consul in Seoul and Ms Melanie Scharpf, Second Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport of the Republic of Seychelles.