Seychelles President to visit India

New Delhi, June 22 :  Seychelles President Danny Faure will be visiting India from June 22 to 27 at the invitation of President Ram Nath Kovind during the course of which he will hold a bilateral meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the External Affairs Ministry said on Friday.

Faure will be accompanied by a high level-delegation comprising two cabinet ministers, four secretaries of state and other senior officials of the government of Seychelles,according to a statement. A business delegation will also be accompanying the President.

On June 25, Faure will hold a meeting with Kovind and delegation-level talks with Prime Minister Narendra Modi following which a number of agreements are expected to be signed.

Vice President M. Venkaiah Naidu and External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj will call on the visiting dignitary.

Faure will also address the India-Seychelles Business Forum.

During the course of his stay in India, the Seychelles President will also visit Gujarat, Goa and Uttarakhand.

The visit assumes significance as Faure failed to ratify in the parliament of his country an agreement with India to jointly develop a naval base on an island in the Indian Ocean archipelago nation.

The agreement, signed during Modi’s visit to Seychelles in 2015, sought to develop the naval base on Assumption Island.

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