Kenya and Seychelles Partner to Promote Tourism

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The Government of the Republic of Kenya and the Government of the Republic of Seychelles have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding to develop, promote and enhance the co-operation in the field of tourism.

The cooperation is to improve tourism resources for sustainable development and job creation in the two countries; enhance the importance of tourism as world industry that represents a factor of peoples’ movement which makes it as a tool of economic and regional growth.

Kenya’s Minister of Tourism (Right) presenting a Kenyan souvenir to Seychelles Minister of Tourism Maurince Lalanne. (Picture Credit: Kenya Ministry of Tourism)

This is to promote the harmonious understanding between the two countries and expand a co-operation in the tourism sector based on equality and mutual benefit. The agreement was reached between the two countries when the President of Seychelles, Danny Faure paid a state visit to Kenya.

Promotion and marketing of tourism, planning and research spell out the terms of the agreement with others including, increase professional association in this field, exchange and development of touristic products, training and investment.

The MOU was particularly signed between the Kenya Airways Corporation, represented by its CEO Mbuvi Ngunze and the Seychelles Tourism Board, represented by Hon. Maurice L. Lalanne, Seychelles Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine.

Present to witness the signing ceremony were the Kenyan Cabinet Secretaries for Tourism, Najib Balala and his Transport, Infrastructure, Housing and Urban Development counterpart, James Macharia and other senior Government officials.

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