Seychelles gets new Tourism Minister


Maurice Loustau-Lalanne has been sworn in as the Seychelles’ new Minister of Tourism Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine. He replaces Alain St Ange who has put his name forward for the post of Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation.

The relevant press releases as published on the presidential website are as follows:

“Minister Loustau-Lalanne sworn into office

Fri, 30 December 2016

The new Minister for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports and Marine, Mr Maurice Loustau-Lalanne was sworn into office during a ceremony held at State House this morning in the presence of the President of the Republic.

Also present at the auspicious ceremony was the Vice-President, Mr Vincent Meriton, President of the Court of Appeal, Justice Francis MacGregor, Acting Chief Justice, Judge Bernardin Renaud, Members of Cabinet, Attorney General, Mr. Ronny Govinden and other distinguished guests including members of Minister Loustau-Lalanne’s family and senior officials in the Office of the President.

During the ceremony, Minister Loustau-Lalanne took the Oath of Allegiance to the Constitution, the Oath of Office and the Oath of Secrecy.

Minister Lalanne’s nomination was announced by President Faure on Wednesday 28th December 2016 and approved by the National Assembly on Thursday 29th December 2019.”

“Appointment of New Minister

Thu, 29 December 2016

Following the approval by the National Assembly of the appointment of Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne as Minister, President Danny Faure has expressed his appreciation of the support of the Members of the National Assembly.

President Faure said that Minister Loustau Lalanne would hold the portfolio for Tourism, Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine, and that he would be sworn in at State House on Friday morning, 30th December 2016.”

“Resignation of Minister Alain St Ange

Wed, 28 December 2016

Minister Alain St Ange has written to President Danny Faure expressing his intention to apply for the post of Secretary General of the World Tourism Organisation. In this context, Mr St Ange has submitted his resignation as Minister of Tourism Civil Aviation, Ports & Marine.

In accepting the resignation, President Faure thanked Minister St Ange for the enormous contribution he had made to the promotion and development of tourism and culture in Seychelles, and for his support and advice on many matters discussed in Cabinet.

President Faure has also written to the Speaker of the National Assembly, seeking the Assembly’s approval for the appointment of Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne as Minister.”

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