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Xavier-Luc Duval of Mauritius endorses Alain St.Ange as Secretary General of UNWTO

Xavier-Luc Duval of Mauritius endorses Alain St.Ange as Secretary General of UNWTO

Xavier-Luc Duval, the former President of the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands, has written to Taleb Rifai, the Secretary General of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) to endorse Alain St.Ange, the Seychelles candidate for the post of Secretary General of the UNWTO. Mr. Duval was then the Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius with responsibility also for tourism.


In his letter to Taleb Rifai at the UNWTO, Mr. Xavier-Luc Duval says:

“Your Excellency,

“I have worked closely with Alain St. Ange, as Deputy Prime Minister of Mauritius, I was also holding the portfolio for tourism in the Government of Mauritius.

“Mr. St. Ange then the Minister responsible for Tourism for the Seychelles was by my side when I took over the Presidency of our lndian Ocean Vanilla Islands. He was a strong advocate for regional partnership and was always at the forefront to spearhead action plans that would benefit not only the islands but also twin center possibilities with mainland Africa.


“Today as the Leader of the Opposition of Mauritius, I have been following with interest the bid launched by the Seychelles with Alain St. Ange as their candidate for Secretary General of the UNWTO.

“This is why I write to endorse Mr. Alain St. Ange for SG of the UNWTO. He is able and I know that he will deliver for global tourism as he has done for regional tourism and for his own island’s tourism industry. He works with passion and is known to be a hard worker.

“Alain St. Ange is a friendly person and accessible to all. He is a good public speaker and always speaks with ease and conviction when addressing tourism issues.

“I endorse Alain St. Ange, the Seychelles Candidate for Secretary General of the UNWTO.”

From the Seychelles, Alain St.Ange has welcomed this latest endorsement from across the Indian Ocean. “Honorable Xavier Duval was a great colleague who was passionate for tourism and for the Indian Ocean region. His personal endorsement means a lot to me,” said Mr. St.Ange.

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