VICTORIA – SOUTH KOREA has pledged to cooperate with SEYCHELLES in areas like e-government and the police force to strengthen bilateral relations between the TWO nations.

Newly accredited Ambassador LIM HOONMIN says his country will also support the SEYCHELLOIS blue economy policy.

Ambassador Lim Hoonmin presents credentials to President Danny Faure at State House (Pic. SNA)

SEYCHELLES News Agency says he has issued a statement after presenting his credentials to President DANNY FAURE at State House in the capital, VICTORIA.

Ambassador HOONMIN says there are also still a variety of areas SOUTH KOREA and SEYCHELLES to promote further, such as fisheries, renewable energy, and maritime security.

SEYCHELLES News Agency says SOUTH KOREA has a number of vessels fishing in the Exclusive Economic Zone of SEYCHELLES, an archipelago in the western INDIAN Ocean.

A SOUTH KOREAN company, UNISON, has been helping with the operation and management of a wind farm over the years, while local engineers and technicians have benefited from training as well.

Ambassador HOONMIN says tourism is yet another area the authorities can further develop to benefit the TWO countries.

He says SEYCHELLES is a popular destination for newlyweds in KOREA, with more than ONE-THOUSAND couples travelling for their honeymoon to the island nation.

Ambassador HOONMIN, who will based in ADDIS ABABA, ETHIOPIA, says such a situation is a very good start for increasing tourism cooperation between the TWO countries.

He also says ties within the safari industry can be strengthened further with the finalisation of the aviation agreement between SOUTH KOREA and SEYCHELLES.

The SEYCHELLES Tourism Board in JUNE took part in the 12TH Edition of the HANA TOUR International Travel Show, which is SOUTH KOREA’s largest travel exhibition.

Under the theme: SEYCHELLES – the Heaven You Must Visit before You Die, the Tourism Board showcased the island destination to the SOUTH KOREAN travel trade and potential visitors.

SNA says the head of the SEYCHELLES Tourism Board office in SOUTH KOREA, JULIE KIM, has revealed the SADC country is highly reputed on the KOREAN market as an upper-end honeymoon destination.

SEYCHELLES and SOUTH KOREA established diplomatic cooperation in 1976, the year when SEYCHELLES attained independence./Sabanews/cam

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