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La Reunion Delegation To The Festival Kreol Showed Commitment To Creole Culture

October 31, 2013 Tourist Boards No Comments Email Email

La Reunion delegation came out in full swing for this 2013 edition of Festival Kreol. Landing at Seychelles International airport as a group on Wednesday 23rd October the large delegation of Culture Representatives, Artisans and from the Business Community said that they were ready to show what La Reunion and their own Creole culture had to offer to the Creole community of Nations.

Minister with Mr Didier RobertDespite their long flight to Seychelles via Mauritius the delegation walked down the plane with the true spirit of party goers. Headed by Didier Robert, President of Regional Council of La Reunion and Nassimar Dindar, the President of General Council of La Reunion were greeted as they stepped of the plane by the Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure and Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture.

On that same flight landing in Seychelles was Agnes Ohsan Bellepeau, the Vice President of Mauritius and Rose De Lima Edouard, the Rodriges Island Commissioner for Culture. Apart from Vice President Danny Faure and Minister Alain St.Ange the official welcoming party included Benjamine Rose, Principal Secretary of Culture, Genieve Iancu, the French Ambassador to Seychelles and Calixe D’offay, the Seychelles Ambassador for the Indian Ocean Region.

“Artists and 40 businessmen in the field of renewable energy and in the field of production of goods have responded positively to be in Seychelles for Festival Kreol. The President of Seychelles, James Michel has been particularly supportive to La Reunion’s contribution in the development of renewable energy in Seychelles. Both Islands share a mutual vision for their nations to develop while being respectful of the conservation of the environment in all its ecological dimension,” Didier Robert said.

This year Seychelles not only welcomed the biggest number of La Reunion artists in Festival Kreol but also a strong presence of dignitaries. La Reunion showcased their cultural, economic and heritage attributes in Festival Kreol.

Madame Dindar also spoke about La Reunion’s role in the rehabilitation of Seychelles’ heritage sites, a project inaugurated during Festival Kreol was “ Bel Air Cemetery” renovation project.

“Our presence in Seychelles is an opportunity to inaugurate Seychelles heritage sites and give due recognition to Seychelles’ historical ties as a previous department of France and a colony of Great Britain”Madame Dindar said.

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