Seychelles and the South Korean city of Suncheon signed a Memorandum of Understanding for cultural exchanges and cooperation between the two parties. The Memorandum of Understanding was signed between Seychelles Minister for Tourism and Culture, Alain St. Ange, and the Mayor of Suncheon city, Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon.
Minister St.Ange said that the Memorandum of Understanding further ties the bilateral relationship between Seychelles and South Korea.
“[Seychelles] President James Michel’s official visit in south Korea earlier this year opened up new avenues of cooperation between Seychelles and its Korean counterpart. It is important that we develop this relation firmly set by President Michel. The signing of the Memorandum of Understanding for cultural exchanges and cooperation between Suncheon city and the Ministry of Tourism and Culture clearly showcases the commitment of both parties in re-enforcing this partnership and developing mutual grounds of understanding beneficial for both countries,” said Minister St.Ange.
In 2013, the city of Suncheon will host its Garden Expo. The Mayor of Sucheon city, Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon extended an invitation for a delegation of the Ministry of Tourism and Culture to participate in the Garden Expo. Minister St. Ange accepted the invitation.
“The Ministry of Tourism and Culture will use its participation in the Garden Expo to showcase Seychelles’ culture. “The diversity of our nation is derived from our culture. It is important that our culture is put to the fore and make known to the world,” said Minister St. Ange.
The presence of the South Korean delegation in Seychelles coincides with the annual Korean Kimhyesoon Hanbok fashion show on October 31 at Constance Ephelia Resort. The fashion show, organized as a cultural exchange between Seychelles and Korea, is part of the activities to celebrate “Festival Kreol.”