A seven-member delegation from the Liaoning Province of China led by Mr. ZHANG Tiemin – Vice Chairman, Standing Committee Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress met with the International Affairs Committee. Mr. ZHANG was accompanied by Mr. XU Lida – Director General, Sub-Committee of Environment, Resources, Urban and Rural Construction Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress, Mr. HE Huanqiu – Deputy Director General, Sub-Committee of Social Construction Liaoning People’s Congress, Mr. ZHAO Hongbin – Deputy Director General, Foreign Affairs Office, Liaoning Provincial People’s Government, Ms. PANG Linna – Director, Division of European and African Affairs, Liaoning Provincial People’s Association for Friendship with Foreign Countries, Mr. ZHAO Guoli – Director, Division Of Supervision, Sub-Committee of Environment, Resources, Urban and Rural Construction, Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress, Mr. HOU Yongsen – English Interpreter, Foreign Affairs Office, Liaoning Provincial People’s Government. In attendance was Mrs. TANG, resident in Seychelles and construction contractor of the current National Assembly building.
The Chairman of the International Affairs Committee – Hon. Jean-Francois Ferrari was accompanied by all Members of the IAC as follows – Hon. Hon. Clifford Andre, Vice-Chairman, Hon. Waven William – Ex Officio, Hon. John Hoareau – Member, Hon. Noline Sophola – Member, Hon. Flory Larue – Member, Hon. Churchill Gill – Member, Hon. Jude Valmont – Member. In attendance – Mrs. Dolores Azemia – Secretary and Ms. Samia Lebon – Secretary Assistant.
The purpose of their visit to Seychelles is based on the Memorandum of Understanding signed in 2014 on Exchanges of Cooperation. Despite that no Member from both sides was present at the time of the signing, their aim is to enhance cooperation with Seychelles.
The discussion was focused on strengthening future relationship between Seychelles and China and the National Assembly of Seychelles and the Liaoning Provincial People’s Congress.
The Chairman pointed out that Seychelles puts a lot of value on the cooperation with China and recognized that Seychelles has benefitted a lot from the existing cooperation and is hopeful that it can benefit in other areas in the future.
The Head of Delegation gave a general briefing on the Liaoning Province. Added that an invitation will be forthcoming to reciprocate a visit by Members of the IAC to the Liaoning Province.
The Chairman thanked the delegation for their visit and looking forward to stronger relationship between the two countries.
The meeting concluded with exchange of gifts.