Minister Yariv Levin, the Minister of Tourism of Israel officially met with Minister Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles Minister responsible for Tourism and Culture at the Knesset in Jerusalem on Wednesday the 29th July.
The Israeli Minister welcomed his Seychelles counterpart at the Knesset during in important day of their Parliamentary Session. For this bilateral meeting Minister Levin was accompanied from the Israeli side by Amir Halevi, the Director General of the Israel Ministry of Tourism and Hagit Ringet their Director for International Relations. On his part Minister St.Ange of the Seychelles was being accompanied by Rosemarie Hoareau, the Director of Marketing at the Seychelles Tourism Board and Arie Goldstein, the Honorary Consul of the Seychelles in Israel.
The two tourism ministers discussed closer cooperation between their respective ministries. Minister St.Ange said as he thanked Minister Levin for the meeting that they had more work to do through the UNWTO in order to consolidate tourism as a vector of stability. “Tourism is the only industry that has the ability to put money directly in the pockets of people of the world. But for a consolidated tourism industry we need peace and for this we have to continue to be Ambassadors for Peace at the United Nations World Tourism Organisation” said the Seychelles Minister who is heading a public / private sector delegation to position Seychelles as a tourism destination in Israel.