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Seychelles Inter-Faith Committee congratulates President James Michel on his re-election

Seychelles Inter-Faith Committee congratulates President James Michel on his re-election ( The Seychelles Inter-Faith Committee, representing seven faiths in Seychelles, has presented its “Post Election Common Declaration” to President James Michel and has congratulated him on his re-election as President of the Republic.

Bishop Denis Wiehe of the Roman Catholic Church handed over the document to the President this morning accompanied by the committee members, and they engaged in a discussion on the outcome of the election, as well as the future steps to be undertaken to consolidate democracy in Seychelles.

President Michel thanked the committee for their support of the democratic process and said that he welcomed the statement they have issued concerning the post-election period.

“I fully support the Inter-Faith Committee position following the election, and I believe we should all work together to find common ground for the common good of the people of Seychelles. It is something I have been advocating throughout my last mandate and will continue to work with this principle, more so now as we move into the 'New Seychelles,'” said President Michel during the meeting.

The President said that he is encouraged by the work of the Inter-Faith Committee to promote unity, peace, and tolerance in society.

• The Inter-Faith Committee that came to see the President consisted of the following representatives:

1. Bishop Denis Wiehe, Roman Catholic Church
2. Bishop James Wong, Anglican Church
3. Mr. Pravin Darad, Hindu Council
4. Mr. Robert Moumou, Grace&Peace Baptist Church
5. Pastor Gordon Robert, Pentecostal Church
6. Pastor Abel Ntep Ntep, Seventh Day Adventist
7. Mr. Vincent Bastienne, Islamic Society of Seychelles

• The Baha’i faith member was absent during the meeting.

MEDIA CONTACT: Alain St. Ange, CEO, Seychelles Tourism Board, Email:

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