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Canada And Haiti Discuss With Seychelles About Possible Future Cooperation In The Field Of Cultural Events

November 2, 2015 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email
Gerard Le Chene, the Seychelles Honorary Consul in Quebec in Canada who is also the President and Director of Vue D’Afrique  accompanied by Marie Yanick Dutelly, the Singer, Poet, Author and Entertainer from Haiti paid a courtesy call on Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture to discuss future cooperation in the field of Cultural Events. Both Mr Le Chene and Madame Dutelly were in Seychelles for the 2015 Festival Kreol and wanted explore together future possible cooperation. Also present at the meeting was Anne Lafortune, the PS for Culture.

Points tabled for discussion were the Festival du Cinema “Vues D’Afrique” and the Expositions of Visual Arts. Minister St.Ange thanked both Mr Le Chene and madame Dutelly for making time to be in Seychelles for this year’s Festival Kreol and said that he needed their commitment in the new call by the President of the Seychelles to make the Festival Kreol of Seychelles the biggest Cultural Manifestation staged by Seychelles. Minister St.Ange also appealed to Mr Le Chene and madame Dutelly to assist the island with its announcement made to have a day dedicated to slavery when Seychelles celebrates Africa Day (FetAfrik) annually. “Through music, through the dance and through expositions of historical documents, photos or paintings we can be reminded of the macabre part of our history as it is always important for us to know where we come from to better appreciate where we are today” Minister St.Ange said to Mr Le Chene and Madame Dutelly.

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The call for cooperation has been well received was the comment aired after the meeting that was held at ESPACE Building at the Ministry of Tourism and Culture Offices.

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