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Seychelles Minister heads to Madagascar for elections of new Vanilla Islands President

May 14, 2014 Destination Global No Comments Email Email

Seychelles-TravelMinister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture has left the country en-route to Madagascar for the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Ministerial Meeting which will also see the elections for the 2014 President of the Regional Organisation.

Alain St.Ange Official PicThe Seychelles Minister is the outgoing President Organisation having served two terms. In Madagascar he will be chairing his last meeting prior to the elections for the new President.

On the Agenda for this Ministerial Meeting will be the report of the last Ministerial Meeting in May 2013 when the elections took place to renew the mandate of Minister St.Ange. This meeting that was called by Madagascar was attended by Comoros, La Reunion, Madagascar, Mayotte and Seychelles. Only Mauritius was recorded as being absent at this meeting.

The Vanilla Island Ministerial meeting scheduled to take place in Madagascar will also look at the principle to enlarge the Vanilla Islands membership and the recommendation for the airport that will be tabled as a potential Regional Hub at the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) and ICAO (International Civil Aviation Organisation) joint meeting with Tourism & Transport Ministers the 14 & 15 October in the Seychelles.

The Ministerial Meeting will also be briefed on this historic UNWTO & ICAO meeting that will be taking place in the Indian Ocean Region as well as the 2014 Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) Tourism and Travel Mart which would be held in Seychelles on the 19th to 21st September 2014 and the 2015 UNWTO Commission For Africa (CAF) that will be also taking place in Seychelles on the 22 to the 24 of April 2015 to coincide with the 2015 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria (24 to 26 April 2015).

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