Riyadh, 31 May 2022 (TDI): On Sunday, Foreign Minister of Saudi Arabia Prince Faisal bin Farhan welcomed Sylvestre Radegonde, the Foreign Affairs Minister of Seychelles, to the ministry’s Riyadh headquarters.

The Foreign Affairs Minister of Seychelles has indicated support for Saudi Arabia’s ambition to host Expo 2030 in Riyadh.

The officials discussed the friendship and cooperation relationship.

The Kingdom’s Tourism Ministry signed an “MoU” with the Tourism Ministry of Seychelles to boost cooperation and exchange expertise between the two countries.

The two sides also talked about the positive features of bilateral cooperation in numerous fields and ways to promote it.

This is in addition to exploring measures to improve collaboration to benefit both countries’ interests. In this regard, they addressed regional and worldwide trends and activities.

Seychelles and Saudi Arabia to sign a visa waiver deal soon

Following a proposal made by the two countries last year, the island’s foreign minister announced that “a visa waiver deal between Seychelles and Saudi Arabia is expected to be finalized.”

Sylvester Radegonde made the statement at a news conference following a visit to Seychelles by Saudi Arabian Minister for African Affairs Ahmed Abdulaziz Katan

Saudi Tourism Minister Ahmed Al-Khatib and his Seychelles counterpart Sylvester Rigvende signed the agreement.

Agreements to boost economic growth, create jobs, and foster sustainable development and cooperation were signed between the two countries.

The MoU aims to promote future events, such as entertainment programs and conferences, as well as the efforts and investment potential of countries’ tourism agencies and associations.

Saudi Arabia has scaled up its tourism offers and expanded investment in the sector in recent months.

The government is aiming to achieve continual growth in several areas under Vision 2030, one of which is tourism. Saudi Arabia features numerous beautiful and unique places, including the Al-Ula House, a UNESCO World Heritage Site that opened to the world in October last year.

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