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Minister Derjacques discusses opportunities for the transport sector with diplomats

Minister Derjacques discusses opportunities for the transport sector with diplomats

The Minister for Transport, Antony Derjacques, met with two diplomats this week to discuss areas of opportunities for the transport sector.

The discussion with the newly accredited Nigerian high commissioner to Seychelles, Yusuf Yunusa, focused on the finalisation of a bilateral air service agreement (BASA) between Nigeria and Seychelles, one which will make substantial progress within the next few weeks as Minister Derjacques will be taking part in further exchanges with Mr Yunusa’s office.

The conclusion of a BASA will be instrumental in the efforts to establish and strengthen air services between the two nations.

This week Minister Derjacques also met with the high commissioner of Sri Lanka to Seychelles, Srimal Wickremasinghe, where the two discussed potential areas for growth in the maritime and aviation sector and the possibility for collaboration within other areas as the need arises.

This courtesy call was particularly aimed at solidifying the relationship between the Ministry of Transport and Sri Lanka.

In both meetings, Minister Derjacques emphasised the importance of connectivity and networking in order to boost economic growth and opportunities in the transport sector, as the world continuously tries to overcome the challenges of this Covid-19 era.

“We strive to stimulate fruitful exchanges and investment across the whole transport sector. Being the custodians of the airports and sea ports it is vital that we do our best when it comes to facilitating movements in respect to trade and tourism,” Minister Derjacques said.

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