Press release

Seychelles Foreign Minister meets with Chinese counterpart highlighting longstanding and excellent bilateral relations

August 10, 2015

Minister for Foreign Affairs and Transport, Mr Joël Morgan met with Mr Wang Yi, Foreign Minister of the People’s Republic of China. The Chinese Foreign Minister leading an eight-member delegation transited through Seychelles on Friday evening before continuing on a tour of African states.

Minister Morgan took the opportunity to engage his Chinese counterpart and stressed the importance of the Sino-Seychellois relationship. “Our own growth is inextricably linked to Chinese development, China has been a long-time friend and an invaluable partner of Seychelles throughout its development, said Minister Morgan.

Minister Morgan thanked the Chinese Government for its constant engagement across numerous fields in Seychelles and emphasised “the excellent bilateral relations with China is a hallmark of the world’s largest nation effectively cooperating with one of the smallest in an environment of mutual respect.”

Seychelles and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations soon gaining independence, on the 30th June 1976. Next year will mark forty years in the two countries relations. As such to commemorate the event Minister Joël Morgan has extended an invitation to Seychelles to the Chinese Foreign Minister, Mr Wang Yi in celebration of the event.