Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh received the President of Seychelles, His Excellency James Alex Michel on 1 February 2012. He was here to attend the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.
Matters of mutual interests, including international, regional and bilateral issues were discussed. Both leaders reaffirmed their close and abiding relationship and India was acknowledged as the main development partner for the Seychelles. The two leaders also discussed issues relating to piracy and its consequent impact on security, tourism and fisheries.
The President of Seychelles expressed his gratitude for India’s support for Seychelles development and in the fight against piracy. The President of Seychelles had made a State visit in June 2010 and also visited in February 2011 for the Delhi Sustainable Development Summit.
Both sides agreed to continue their close cooperation and keep abreast of new developments in the region.
February 2, 2012