Press release

Secretary of State holds talks with Japanese Foreign Ministry

November 23, 2013

Vice-Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Hirotaka Ishihara met with Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State, of the Republic of Seychelles, who is on a working visit to Japan at the invitation of the Japanese Foreign Ministry.

Vice-Minister Ishihara expressed appreciation for the participation of the President of the Republic of Seychelles, James Alix MICHEL, to the 5th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD V) which was held in June 2013. The Vice-Minister also expressed his desire in enhancing bilateral cooperation in various fields such as tourism, aviation and energy. he also expressed his desire to deepen cooperation on issues facing the international community, including anti piracy measures.

Secretary of State, Ambassador Faure expressed his appreciation for the assistance extended by the Government of Japan to Africa, including Seychelles through the TICAD process and for the implementation of the TICAD V assistance package. Furthermore, Ambassador Faure mentioned that the Republic of Seychelles intends to strengthen its existing relationship with Japan in fields such as; renewable energy?fisheries and sports exchanges.