Press release

The Mayor of Victoria signs Twinning Agreement with Rabat

October 6, 2013

The Mayor of Victoria, Mrs. Jacqueline Moustache-Belle, has signed a twinning agreement with the City of Rabat while attending the 4thUnited Cities and Local Governments Congress which was being held in Rabat, Morocco.

The twinning agreement is expected to develop cooperation between Victoria and Rabat in various fields like economy, trade, science and technology, culture, education, sports, health, sustainable development, environmental protection, urban development and tourism.

The Mayor of Rabat, Mr. Fathallah Oualalou, has described the twinning agreement as a reflection of the excellent bonds of friendship and cooperation that exist between the Kingdom of Morocco and Seychelles.

Commenting on the twinning, the Mayor of Victoria stated that “We are honoured to have this important link with one of the world’s greatest and historic cities – Rabat.  This agreement will open wider the door of friendship that exist between both cities and will consolidate the win-win partnership that Morocco and Seychelles share”.

“Sharing best practices and lessons learned is an invaluable form of international cooperation. Victoria and Rabat have much to share with each other and we are confident that this agreement will live up to the high expectation that both countries have in terms of the potential of their bilateral cooperation” explained Mrs. Moustache-Belle.

The twinning agreement with Rabat is the first twinning agreement that Victoria signs with a country of motherland Africa. It further consolidates the multifaceted ties that exist between Victoria and the major African cities.