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The Seychelles Foreign Minister Hon. Jean Paul Adam is to visit Sri Lanka from 19th- 20th April at the invitation of the External Affairs Minister Prof. G.L. Peiris.
During the visit, the Seychelles Foreign Minister is to hold bilateral talks with the External Affairs Minister to discuss issues of mutual interest with a view to further enhancing bilateral relations between the two countries.
The visiting Seychelles Foreign Minister would also meet Hon. Basil Rajapaksa, Minister of Economic Development, Hon. Rajitha Senarathne, Minister of Fisheries and Aquatic Resources Development and Hon. Rishad Bathiudeen Minister of Industries and Commerce during the visit and discuss the possibilities of promoting bilateral cooperation in the fields of trade, economic and fisheries sectors.
Seychelles and Sri Lanka established diplomatic relations on 3rd October 1988 and Sri Lanka Mission in South Africa is accredited to Seychelles while the Seychelles Mission in New Delhi is accredited to Sri Lanka.
Seychelles and Sri Lanka have been working very closely as Members of the Indian Ocean Rim Association for Regional Cooperation (IORARC) and as members of the Commonwealth Group.
The present visit of the Seychelles Foreign Minister is the first high level visit from Seychelles in the recent years.
The Minister and the delegation would leave Sri Lanka on 20th April 2012.
Ministry of External Affairs
18th April 2012