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President of IFAD visits Mahe, Praslin and La Digue

President of IFAD visits Mahe, Praslin and La Digue (Forimmediaterelease.net) The President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze, arrives in Seychelles tonight, Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
He will be accompanied in the country by Mr. Perin St. Ange, Regional Director of the Division for Eastern and Southern Africa, and Mr. David Paqui, Events Officer, Media Relation,s and External Communications of the Communications Division from IFAD.

Present at the Seychelles International Airport to welcome the IFAD delegation will be Mr. Peter Sinon, Minister of Natural Resources and Industry; Ambassador Barry Faure, Secretary of State in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs; Mr. Michel Nalletamby, Principal Secretary for Ministry of Natural Resources and Industry; and Ambassador Maurice Lousteau-Lalanne, Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs. Also welcoming the President are Mr. Marc Naiken, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Agricultural Agency, and Mr. Finley Racombo, Chief Executive Officer of the Seychelles Fishing Authority.

The president of IFAD will be here on a four-day mission following his visit to Mauritius.

On Friday, March 8, 2013, he will be visiting various sites where a new IFAD-supported project will be implemented in the country.

Firstly as of 8:30 AM, the delegation will visit various farms in Val den Dore at Baie Lazare. Then they will stop by the Seychelles Agricultural and Horticultural Training Centre (SAHTC) at Anse a la Mouche before heading to the New Soil Diagnostic Laboratory at Grand Anse Mahe. The visits will end by 1200 noon at the Maritime Training Centre (MTC) at Providence.

Scheduled in the afternoon on the same day, Friday, March 8, 2013 at 1500 hours is a presentation entitled “Private Public Partnership” at Le Meridien Barbarons Hotel followed by a press conference at 1630 hours.

Representatives of the press and media are kindly invited to accompany the President of the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), Mr. Kanyo F. Nwanze in Seychelles during his various visits as well as for the presentation and the press conference on Friday, March 8, 2013.

Your invitation also applies to the various site visits planned by the President of IFAD and his delegation on Praslin and La Digue on Saturday, March 9, 2013.

A copy of the program of the official visit is attached for your future reference, and please confirm your attendance for each event on 2724653.

PHOTO: Mr. Kanayo F. Nwanze / Photo from Seychelles Ministry of Tourism and Culture

MEDIA CONTACT: seychellesupdatednews@googlemail.com

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