President of Seychelles to embark on official trips to Japan, South Africa and Scotland
The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, will attend a series of exclusive high-level international events set to bring new development opportunities to the island nation, State House said on Friday.
The first meeting Faure will attend is the Seventh Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD 7) from August 28 to 30 in Yokohama Japan. This year’s event is called ‘Africa and Yokohama, Sharing Passion for the Future’.
TICAD is the largest international conference held in Japan led by the Japanese government and co-sponsored by the United Nations, the United Nations Development Programme, the African Union Commission and the World Bank.
Heads of state and government and decision-makers from all sectors of society will be participating in the conference.
From Japan, Faure will travel to Cape Town, South Africa where he will deliver an address at the African Sovereign Wealth and Pension Fund Leaders’ Summit on September 3rd.
The summit is a unique invitation-only event to foster and facilitate inbound investment within the continent and will allow Seychelles, an archipelago in the western Indian Ocean, to access vetted co-investment opportunities and partners.
Also in Cape Town, the Seychelles’ head of state will attend the World Economic Forum on Africa from September 4-6. Under the theme, ‘Shaping Inclusive Growth and Shared Futures in the Fourth Industrial Revolution’, the meeting will address regional strategic priorities including innovation, sustainable development, growth and stability.
Faure will proceed to Edinburgh, Scotland to deliver a speech at the Ninth Pan-Commonwealth Forum on Open Learning, co-hosted by The Commonwealth of Learning and The Open University from September 9 to 12. The event will gather all ministers of education from the Commonwealth and is designed to promote the development and sharing of open learning and distance education knowledge, resources and technologies.
The President will leave Seychelles on Monday, August 26 and he will return on September 14.
Source: Seychelles News Agency
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