The Vice President of the Union of the Comoros, Mr. Djaffar Ahmed Said Hassani also in charge of the Tourism portfolio recently received Mrs. Anne Lafortune, Seychelles Principal Secretary for Tourism at his Office in Moroni, Comoros.
The Seychelles Principal Secretary for Tourism who was in Comoros Island representing Minister Alain St.Ange, the Minister for Tourism and Culture at the third edition of Indian Ocean Food and Culture Festival, an event held in collaboration with the Vanilla Island Association of which Seychelles is a founding member, met with the Vice President to discuss possible tourism cooperation between the Seychelles and the Comoros. The meeting was also an opportunity to discuss the possibility of signing an MOU between the two countries as well as the continued cooperation of the Indian Ocean Islands within the concept of their Vanilla Islands grouping.
The Vice President, who has only recently been appointed, mentioned during the meeting that Comoros look up to the Seychelles Tourism industry and is impressed with the advancement of its tourism development and through an agreement he is hoping to receive some technical assistance from Seychelles. He firmly believes that the Comoros has the potential to further develop its tourism industry and improve its tourism products and is making this a top priority during his mandate.
The Vice President has expressed his intention to have an official visit to the Seychelles for further discussion with the Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Mr. Alain St.Ange. The Ministry of Tourism and Culture will be extending to the Vice President an official invitation for the 31st edition of the Creole Festival to be held in October 2016.
During his time in Seychelles, the Vice President will also take the opportunity to meet with other Ministries as he also holds the portfolio for Economy, Planning, Industry, Energy, Handicraft, Investment, Private Sector and Land Affairs.