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Eastern African Standby Force (EASF) Director pays courtesy call on Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs

The EASF has continued to serve its mandate, but has experienced some challenges, especially due to the ongoing pandemic.

VICTORIA, Seychelles, December 3, 2021 / APO Group / –

The Senior Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, welcomed East African Reserve Force (EASF) Brigade Director General Getachew Shiferaw to the Maison Quéau de Quinssy on December 1, 2021. The EASF Director was on a working visit to the Seychelles, meeting with various senior government officials, including a courtesy visit to the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, at Statehouse on December 2, 2021.

Principal Secretary (PS) Fock Tave welcomed and thanked the EASF Director and his team for their visit, recognizing the important role of the EASF, particularly in matters of peace and security in the region. PS Fock Tave reaffirmed Seychelles’ commitment to the organization despite the challenges brought on by the Covid-19 pandemic.

For his part, EASF Brigadier General Getachew Shiferaw thanked the Seychelles government for its warm hospitality and its continued commitment to EASF. He added that Seychelles plays a fundamental role in terms of maritime security. “The EASF has continued to fulfill its mandate, but has experienced some challenges, especially due to the ongoing pandemic,” noted the EASF Director. The organization has requested that greater participation from Member States can help address these challenges by providing guidance and commitment in terms of financial contributions.

In line with their working visit, the EASF Director and his delegation also attended the Official Inauguration Workshop of the Youth Seminar on Peace in the Espace Building.

The meeting was attended by the Director General for Regional Affairs, Mr. Steve Lalande, the Director for Regional Affairs, Mr. Christian Faure and the Second Secretary, Mr. Andry Accouche. The EASF delegation was also made up of the Head of the Department of Peacekeeping Operations, Brigadier General Henry ISOKE and the Head of Administration and Finance, Ms. Lina Hoareau.

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