Seychelles president meets Irish counterpart in Dublin

Seychellois President Danny Faure on Saturday met with his Irish counterpart Michael D.Higgins in Dublin, as part of his visit to Ireland.

The two leaders held bilateral talks, touching on economic ties, cultural relations, climate change, maritime security among others.

President Higgins lauded President Faure for his recent keynote address on ocean protection and for being nominated, along with former President James Michel, for the National Geographic Planetary Leadership award.

On his part, the Seychellois president thanked his counterpart for the warm welcome extended to him and his delegation, and also extended an invitation to President Higgins to the Seychelles.

He also briefed him on the work the Seychelles is doing in environment protection and sustainability.

President Faure also met with Seychellois students who are studying in Ireland. This was during a reception hosted by the Deputy Secretary General of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade Brendan Rogers.

The Seychellois president took the opportunity to highlight the strong ties between the two countries. Which had provided a platform for learners from his country seek more knowledge in Ireland.