The Secretary General of ASEAN (Association of the South East Asia Nations), H.E. Dr. Surin Pitsuwan, has confirmed that he will personally attend the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Carnival that will be held in Seychelles from March 2-4.
The ASEAN Secretary General will be accompanied by an entourage of delegations of cultural groups from the 10 countries (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Brunei, Cambodia, Myanmar, Vietnam, Laos, Philippines, and Thailand) in one group as a whole.
“This is great news for Seychelles and for the ‘Carnaval International de Victoria.’ The will help the visibility of our islands in the ASEAN block. We are honored that the Secretary General of ASEAN is himself leading a delegation from his member states,” Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said.
The 2012 edition of the annual “Carnaval International de Victoria,” which is held in Victoria in the Seychelles, is being co-hosted by Seychelles and La Reunion. The confirmed number of international delegations flying to Seychelles for this 2012 edition stands at 26.