President Faure is slated to visit Cuba on from 27 to 28 April 2017, at the invitation of the President of the Republic of Cuba, Mr Raúl Castro.
Faure will also attend the opening of the first Embassy of Seychelles in Cuba on 26 April 2017.
Seychelles enjoys strong ties with Cuba, and the trip will provide the opportunity to strengthen long-standing bilateral relations.
President Faure will be accompanied by the Designated Minister, Mrs Macsuzy Mondon. The Presidential Delegation will leave the country on Monday 24 April 2017.
Following the State Visit, President Faure will take five days of his annual leave in Havana. He will be back in office on Monday 8 May 2017
The President also announced the composition of the new Seychelles Investment Board, the SIB.
The Chairperson on the SIB will be Mr Gilbert Lebon.
The other Members are
• Mrs Elizabeth Agathine
• Ms Angelic Appoo
• Mr Kenny Roberts
• Mr Kevin Vidot
• Mr Marc Volcère
• Mrs Monica Jawharry
• Mr Wilson Nancy
• Mr William Zarine
• Miss Noussira Daman
The CEO and Secretary to the SIB is Ms Angelique Antat.
The Board appointments will take effect on 1st May 2017.