President Danny Faure held bilateral talks with His Serene Highness Prince Albert II of Monaco in the margins of the 22nd Conference of the Parties to the UNFCCC (COP 22) being held in Marrakech this week.
Recalling the deep attachment of the Principality to issues related to sustainable development, President Danny Faure stressed that Seychelles and Monaco enjoy excellent relations.
The two leaders spoke at length on how the two countries can collaborate more and effect change on numerous global issues; most notably on climate change and the need to raise awareness on the necessity of including oceans in the implementation of the Paris Agreement.
President Danny Faure and The Sovereign Prince also discussed various topics of common interest, including the preservation of world heritage, ocean governance, and the importance of more robust action in addressing the various vulnerabilities of small nations.
The two leaders also discussed potential areas of cooperation between the two countries in the field of environmental protection and research. The conservation of the coco de mer and the need to further strengthen various research projects on the World Heritage site of Aldabra were identified as tangible areas of collaboration between the two countries.
Distributed by APO on behalf of Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles.