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Seychelles President Michel meets with Mayor of Korea’s Suncheon City

Seychelles President Michel meets with Mayor of Korea’s Suncheon City ( President James Michel of the Seychelles has met with the Mayor of Suncheon City of South Korea, Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon, at State House this morning.

The Mayor’s visit to Seychelles follows the President’s official visit to South Korea in May this year, where President Michel attended the opening ceremony of the Yeosu Expo 2012 and also visited Korea’s eco-capital, Suncheon City, where he met with the Mayor in the city that is well-known as the world’s 5th largest wetlands and reed field of Suncheon Bay, in addition to its strict policies to protect the natural beauty of the bay and its surroundings.

“Suncheon and Seychelles have much in common, especially our efforts for the conservation of the environment, and we can develop our cooperation on this basis. Seychelles is looking forward to participating in the Suncheon Bay Garden Expo in 2013, where we will highlight both the beauty of our country as well as vision for sustainable development,” said President Michel.

The President and the Mayor discussed areas in which Suncheon City and Seychelles can further reinforce the their cooperation and increase exchanges as well programs for ecological conservation, twinning programs between Victoria City and Suncheon City, and the participation of the Korean Fashion Designer, Kimhyesoon, in this week’s Festival Kreol 2012.

“This is my first visit to Seychelles, and as soon as I arrived, I was impressed by the beauty of Seychelles and how well the environment is being preserved. Through the exchange of human resources and also knowledge between Seychelles and Suncheon City, I will contribute for more exchange between the two countries and promote better conservation of the environment,” said Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon.

During his visit to Seychelles, Mr. Cho Choong-Hoon and his delegation will visit various places such as the Valle de Mai UNESCO World Heritage site on Praslin, La Digue, and the Seychelles Botanical Gardens.

PHOTO (L to R): Suncheon City Mayor Cho Choong-Hoon&Seychelles President James Michel / Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture


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