The Consulate General of Seychelles in Bulgaria Participated in Africa Day 2017
Mon, 29 May 2017
On May 25, 2017, the Group of African Ambassadors, Heads of Missions and Honorary Consuls in Bulgaria celebrated Africa Day at the Aula of the Sofia University “St. Kliment Ohridski” with a conference on “Bulgaria - Africa - 21st century and beyond”. Mr. Maxim Behar, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Seychelles in Bulgaria, also took part in the initiative.
The event was held under the patronage of Rumen Radev, the President of the Republic of Bulgaria. The forum was attended by Mrs. Iliyana Yotova, Vice President of the Republic of Bulgaria, representatives of Bulgarian institutions, the diplomatic corps, university lecturers and students.
Greetings regarding Africa Day were delivered by Sofia University’s Functional Rector Prof. Dr. Maria Stoycheva, Mrs. Veronika Orbetsova, Foreign Policy Advisor to the President, H.E. Ms Manal El-Shinawi, Egypt Ambassador in Bulgaria, and Mr. Todor Stoyanov, Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs.
“This year we celebrate the 54th anniversary of establishing the Africa Unity Organization, later named the African Union”, says H.E. Mrs. Manal El-Shinawi, Ambassador of Egypt to Bulgaria, “The conference proved that Africa has huge potential for cooperation in economic, energy and academic terms, and that this potential should be used.”
The aim of the conference is to turn the attention to the various significant opportunities for cooperation with African countries. The speakers at the prestigious forum discussed the subjects of Africa’s economic prospects, sustainable development of African economies and their unique place in today’s globalized world, energy, as well as partnership opportunities and exchange in education.