Tag: Seychelles

AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
President Faure expresses condolences following bus crash in Canada VICTORIA, SeychellesFollowing the devastating bus crash in the Saskatchewan Province, Canada claiming many lives including hockey players, President Danny Faure has expressed the condolences of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles in a message to Canadian Prime Minister, H.E. Mr Justin Trudeau. In his message, President Faure extended heartfelt condolences to the families of the victims, those in recuperation and to the Canadian people. "The people of Seychelles join all Canadians in prayer and extend their support in this moment of unimaginable national grief " the message reads  
Seychelles and Mozambique agree to boost their bilateral cooperation

Seychelles and Mozambique agree to boost their bilateral cooperation

AFRICA, BUSINESS, INTERNATIONAL
MAPUTO, Mozambique Seychelles Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure has said that the two countries have agreed to boost their bilateral cooperation as they share many similarities and could benefit from their respective comparative advantages as neighbors sharing the same ocean space. Ambassador Faure spoke to the local press at the end of bilateral talks with Mozambican Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Minister José Condugua Antonio Pacheco. The latter, in thanking Seychelles for the visit, added: "We have agreed to start negotiations for the signing of a General Cooperation Agreement and an Agreement for Mutual Assistance in Criminal Matters, amongst many other areas that had been mutually identified." The Seychelles delegation t
Seychelles President congratulates Egyptian re-elected President El-Sisi

Seychelles President congratulates Egyptian re-elected President El-Sisi

AFRICA
VICTORIA, Seychelles Seychelles President Danny Faure has sent a congratulatory message to his Egyptian counterpart,  President El - Sisi  on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles. Seychelles and Egypt as proud African nations have enjoyed a historical relationship, cemented by our common vision and shared aspirations In his message President Faure noted "Seychelles and Egypt as proud African nations have enjoyed a historical relationship, cemented by our common vision and shared aspirations to advance our objectives for the well-being of our countries and the global community."   
DFA refutes Assomption claims

DFA refutes Assomption claims

AFRICA
VICTORIA, Seychelles: The Government of the Republic of Seychelles wishes to categorically refute the allegations that the island of Assomption has been leased or sold to the Government of the Republic of India for the purposes of the establishment of a unilateral military base. Both the Government of the Republic of Seychelles and the Republic of India have signed an agreement that will require ratification in accordance with their respective constitutional requirements. In the case of India, only Cabinet ratification is required. In Seychelles’ case, the approval of the National Assembly of the Republic of Seychelles will be sought. The Agreement provides for India to finance the development of facilities on Assomption Island to assist the Defence Forces of Seyc
SS Faure attends African Executive Council Ahead of AU summit

SS Faure attends African Executive Council Ahead of AU summit

AFRICA, BUSINESS
VICTORIA, Seychelles: On the first day of the African Union Executive Council, the Secretary of State for the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure intervened on the subject of the Implementation of Africa Agenda 2063 and the progress on the Flagship Projects. Whilst he said there has been progress in some areas like with the Single African Air Transport Market, he expressed concern that the majority of the projects were encountering delays. He called for robust mechanisms to be put in place to address this. Similarly he noted, that more should be done to encourage synergies and links between the private sectors to ensure that the projects are fully realised. He cited as an example how Seychelles' SEYPEC has partnered with the African Ship Owner
President Faure to attend AU Summit in Addis Ababa

President Faure to attend AU Summit in Addis Ababa

AFRICA, BUSINESS
VICTORIA, Seychelles: The President of the Republic, Mr. Danny Faure, will be attending the 30th Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union, at the AU Headquarters in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, from 28 to 29 January 2018. The upcoming Summit of the AU is being held under the theme "Winning the Fight against Corruption: A Sustainable Path to Africa’s Transformation". This follows the declaration made at the 29th Assembly of the Heads of State and Government in January 2017, where the AU would launch 2018 as the African Anti-Corruption Year. President Faure will leave Seychelles on 27 January 2018 and return on 29  January 2018.
Seychelles President attends Official Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and WFES

Seychelles President attends Official Opening Ceremony of Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) and WFES

INTERNATIONAL
VICTORIA, Seychelles: The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure, attended the Official Opening of the Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week (ADSW) 2018 yesterday, currently being held in Abu Dhabi under the theme “Driving the Global Energy Transformation”. ADSW is one of the world’s largest sustainability gatherings dedicated to furthering global understanding of the major social, economic, and environmental trends shaping the world’s sustainable development. It also aims to empower the global community to realise viable and effective strategies to mitigate climate change. As an Abu Dhabi Government initiative, ADSW is the largest gathering on sustainability in the Middle East and a significant forum in stimulating the international dialogue and action. It pr
President Faure receives the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa to Seychelles

President Faure receives the UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa to Seychelles

EAST AFRICA, INTERNATIONAL
VICTORIA, Seychelles: The President of the Republic, Mr. Danny Faure, met with the new United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, Mr. Amado Philip De Andres, during a courtesy visit to State House this afternoon. The President welcomed Mr. De Andres to Seychelles and congratulated him on his appointment as the new UNODC Regional Representative for Eastern Africa, which covers Seychelles and 13 other countries. He also conveyed his appreciation to UNODC for having been a key and faithful partner to Seychelles over the years. UNODC has been working with Seychelles since 2009, helping to boost our capabilities with regards to law and order “I would like to thank UNODC for all its support throughout the years. UNODC has
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