Seychelles President to Visit Austria for Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative

A picture taken on November 20, 2019, shows Wavel Ramkalawan, leader of the main opposition coalition during an interview with AFP at the National Assembly of Seychelles in Mahe island, the largest island contains the capital city of Victoria, Seychelles. – The Seychelles, a byword for luxury holidays and Instagram-perfect beaches, lives off tourism. But the idyllic honeymoon abode is confronting a tug-of-war over how to keep the economy growing, while protecting its fragile ecosystem. High-end tourism, mainly from Europe, helped pull the Seychelles from the brink of financial ruin after the 2008 economic crisis. Visitor numbers doubled in the decade that followed to around 360,000 today. (Photo by Yasuyoshi CHIBA / AFP)

The President of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan is set to undertake an official visit to Austria from June 30 to July 4, State House has announced.

According to the State House, the official visit of the President will focus on enhancing relations between Seychelles and Austria as well as to participate in the 5th Austrian World Summit, the Schwarzenegger Climate Initiative themed – Healthy Planet – Healthy People.

During the visit, Ramkalawan will hold discussions with Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen.

This is his first official visit to a European country since he was sworn in as President of the island nation in the western Indian Ocean October 26 last year. 

He will also feature as a guest speaker during the High-Level Forum at the summit.

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