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High Commissioner of Seychelles accredited to the Republic of South Africa

Seychelles sees South Africa as a friend, a neighbor sharing the same ocean, and above all, a strategic partner

VICTORIA, Seychelles, October 15, 2021 / APO Group / –

Mr. Claude Morel presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Mr. Cyril Ramaphosa, as Resident High Commissioner of Seychelles, on Tuesday, October 12, 2021, during a presidential ceremony , Union Buildings, Pretoria.

In his address to the President, Mr. Morel conveyed fraternal greetings from President Wavel Ramkalawan. He said that “Seychelles sees South Africa as a friend, a neighbor sharing the same ocean, and above all, a strategic partner”, and that the two countries “share the same values ​​and aspirations in our quest to put the development program of our countries at the forefront of our actions ”. He praised the wide range of sectors on which bilateral relations are based, from trade, investment, tourism, aviation, banking, education, among others, but also in “areas affecting our own existence as climate change and sea level rise. ”.

From a multilateral perspective, Mr. Morel pledged that “our engagement will continue in the pursuit of our mutual goals through the platforms of SADC, the African Union, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, the Commonwealth and United Nations “.

President Ramaphosa said he was looking forward to meeting President Ramkalawan soon and that the two countries should continue to engage with each other to consolidate and strengthen relations at all levels.

High Commissioner Morel was accompanied by his wife, Ms Margaret Morel.

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