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Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure calls on Africa to continue its efforts to combat piracy and bring stability to Somalia

Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure calls on Africa to continue its efforts to combat piracy and bring stability to Somalia

Speaking at the 20th Assembly of the African Union, the Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, has once again urged all African nations to strengthen the efforts to bring peace in Somalia and end the scourge of piracy. Leading the Seychelles delegation … January 29, 2013
UNODC Chief commends Seychelles’ contribution to anti-piracy effort

UNODC Chief commends Seychelles’ contribution to anti-piracy effort

Seychelles President James Michel met with the Executive Director of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), Mr. Yuri Fedotov, at State House this morning. The meeting was attended by the Minister for Home Affairs and Transport, Mr. … November 16, 2012
Somali piracy fades under US-led campaign

Somali piracy fades under US-led campaign

An international campaign led by the United States is having a huge impact on reducing Somali piracy. WASHINGTON DC - An international campaign led by the United States has brought about a precipitous drop in Somali pirate attacks. Assistant Secretary … November 6, 2012
Seychelles represented at high-level conference on impacts of piracy on fisheries in the Indian Ocean at the European Parliament in Brussels

Seychelles represented at high-level conference on impacts of piracy on fisheries in the Indian Ocean at the European Parliament in Brussels

At the invitation of the European Parliament in Brussels, Mr. Peter Sinon, Minister for Natural Resources and Industry, on Tuesday, October 3, 2012, opened a high-level conference with the objective of presenting the socio-economic impacts of piracy on … October 8, 2012
Seychelles President Michel calls on African states to mobilize power of its oceans through its islands – “We are the jewels in the crown of Africa”

Seychelles President Michel calls on African states to mobilize power of its oceans through its islands – “We are the jewels in the crown of Africa”

In his remarks to the 19th Assembly of the African Union in Addis Ababa, Seychelles President James Michel has called for more attention to be given to Africa's ocean and its islands, adding that problems such as piracy came about because of Africa's … July 16, 2012
Seychelles presents piracy experience to House of Lords EU Sub-committee

Seychelles presents piracy experience to House of Lords EU Sub-committee

The Seychelles Foreign Minister has called on European partners to “look at the oceans as a development space that should be treated with the same seriousness as land-based development” in a special piracy presentation he made to the EU Sub-committee … June 18, 2012
British High Commissioner bids farewell to Seychelles

British High Commissioner bids farewell to Seychelles

The British High Commissioner to Seychelles, HE Matthew Forbes, has paid a farewell call on Seychelles President James Michel at State House this morning following a three-year tenure in Seychelles. President James Michel thanked High Commissioner … June 12, 2012
Seychelles founding President will be part of “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing” in California USA

Seychelles founding President will be part of “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing” in California USA

Seychelles founding President, Mr. James R. Mancham, has accepted an invitation to participate in a high-profiled program, “Global Hotspots, Insiders Briefing,” which will be hosted by Stanford University’s famous Hoover Institution on War, Revolution, … March 18, 2012
Russian navy confirms its participation in the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

Russian navy confirms its participation in the 2012 Carnival in Seychelles

The Russian Ambassador, Mr. Mihail Kalinin, has confirmed that the Russian warship, Admiral Tributs, is coming to Seychelles from March 1-5, 2012 to take part in the Carnaval International de Victoria. Admiral Tributs has 332 sailors on board, with … February 8, 2012
Seychelles President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirm privileged partnership

Seychelles President and Indian Prime Minister reaffirm privileged partnership

President James Michel of Seychelles has met with Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh of India in New Delhi, to discuss ways in which to strengthen bilateral cooperation, as well as improve regional security. The President is on a working visit to India, … February 2, 2012
International cooperation between Seychelles, UK and Denmark takes tough stance on piracy

International cooperation between Seychelles, UK and Denmark takes tough stance on piracy

International cooperation to counter the increasing threat of piracy has led to the successful detention of 18 suspected pirates who will be transferred to, and possibly prosecuted, in Seychelles. The government of Seychelles has agreed to take custody … January 30, 2012
Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival receives confirmation that Indian navy will be present to show solidarity for drive in the Indian Ocean

Seychelles and La Reunion Carnival receives confirmation that Indian navy will be present to show solidarity for drive in the Indian Ocean

The Indian Military Attaché based in the Seychelles has today confirmed that an Indian Navy Ship will make a call to Port Victoria in the Seychelles in the spirit of solidarity with the island nation in its drive to rid the shipping routes off the African … January 26, 2012
Seychelles congratulates international forces fighting piracy in the region

Seychelles congratulates international forces fighting piracy in the region

The Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has congratulated the Royal Danish navy and the Danish Government for their engagement in what he described as an “exemplary” anti-piracy operation. The Minister also hailed the efforts of several … January 19, 2012
Seychelles and the African Union: stepping up the fight against piracy

Seychelles and the African Union: stepping up the fight against piracy

Seychelles Foreign Minister, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has met with the African Union Chairperson, Mr. Jean Ping, to discuss the increased cooperation between the Indian Ocean Commission and the AU, as well as Seychelles and the AU, particularly in the area … January 12, 2012
Striving for Seychelles - the pride of the nation

Striving for Seychelles - the pride of the nation

“At the start of this new year, I wish that you continue to serve Seychelles with passion, devotion, enthusiasm, and pride – the sentiments which I, as the Commander in Chief, share with you. I hope that, together, we will work even harder to realize … January 2, 2012
Community of Nations invited to echo message of solidarity against piracy at March carnival in Seychelles

Community of Nations invited to echo message of solidarity against piracy at March carnival in Seychelles

Navies from the Community of Nations are being invited to be in Seychelles from March 2-4, 2012 to echo a message of solidarity against the continued presence of Somali pirates off the coast of Africa and the Gulf countries. The invitation is for Navy … December 28, 2011
Seychelles signs Status of Forces Agreement with Denmark

Seychelles signs Status of Forces Agreement with Denmark

Seychelles has signed a Status of Forces Agreement (SOFA) with Denmark on November 18, 2011 in New York on the sidelines of the meeting of the Working Group II (Legal) of the CGPCS (Contact Group on Piracy off the Coast of Somalia). Seychelles Attorney … December 9, 2011
Seychelles President calls on world leaders to urgently address Somalia situation

Seychelles President calls on world leaders to urgently address Somalia situation

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has made an appeal to world leaders to give more attention to the situation in Somalia as a matter of urgency, following the increase in piracy attacks and recruitment of pirates that are “better armed, better … December 5, 2011
China pledges to increase military assistance to Seychelles

China pledges to increase military assistance to Seychelles

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Chinese Minister for National Defense and State Councillor, General Liang Guanglie, and a high-level military delegation at State House in Seychelles this morning. The meeting was also attended by the … December 2, 2011
Seychelles President Michel says commonwealth finding common ground for anti-piracy cooperation

Seychelles President Michel says commonwealth finding common ground for anti-piracy cooperation

Seychelles President James Michel has welcomed the progress made by the Commonwealth Heads of Government Meeting (CHOGM) in Perth today, in identifying piracy as one of the main areas of concern for the development of Commonwealth countries.“We have … October 30, 2011
Seychelles Presidency of the IOC: strengthening the voice of Small Island States

Seychelles Presidency of the IOC: strengthening the voice of Small Island States

The Seychelles’ Presidency of the Indian Ocean Commission will focus on advancing the relationships and standing of the organization, strengthening the unified voice of Small Island Developing States (SIDS), and encouraging peace and stability in the … October 19, 2011
Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania delegation at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly in Korea sign joint declaration on insecurity and piracy situation along Indian Ocean

Kenya, Seychelles and Tanzania delegation at 19th session of UNWTO General Assembly in Korea sign joint declaration on insecurity and piracy situation along Indian Ocean

Kenya's Minister for Tourism, Najib Balala; the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, Alain St.Ange; and Tanzania's Minister for Tourism & Natural Resources, Ezekiel Maige; met on the sidelines of the 19th Session of the UNWTO General Assembly in Gyeongju … October 16, 2011
UK outlines robust measures to tackle piracy

UK outlines robust measures to tackle piracy

Speaking at the British Chamber of Shipping, Foreign Office Minister Henry Bellingham today outlined the UK’s ongoing commitment to tackle piracy off the coast of East Africa. Minister for Africa, Henry Bellingham said: “This government is 100% … October 14, 2011
Seychelles hosts Horn of Africa Fundraising at Piracy Conference Dinner and launches book by Capt. Roucou, a former hostage of Somali pirates

Seychelles hosts Horn of Africa Fundraising at Piracy Conference Dinner and launches book by Capt. Roucou, a former hostage of Somali pirates

The Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Home Affairs, Environment, Transport, and Energy, along with conference co-host, the South Asia and Africa regional Port Stability Cooperative (SAARPSCO), hosted a fundraising raising dinner … September 9, 2011
Seychelles President says: We must claim back our oceans

Seychelles President says: We must claim back our oceans

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, has called on regional powers and international partners to intensify their efforts to "claim back our oceans" from the hands of pirates, which he said have "shown a great ability to adapt and exploit any weaknesses." … September 7, 2011
Seychelles welcomes move from Mauritius to accept and prosecute pirates

Seychelles welcomes move from Mauritius to accept and prosecute pirates

The Chair of the High Level Committee on Piracy has applauded the recent pre-trial prisoner transfer agreement signed between Mauritius and the European Union, which is the first step towards prosecuting pirates captured at sea in Mauritian courts. … July 21, 2011
Seychelles presents piracy experience at FCO Maritime Security Conference

Seychelles presents piracy experience at FCO Maritime Security Conference

A representatives of the Seychelles Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the High Level Committee on Piracy, Mr. Jacques Belle, has presented a comprehensive overview of Seychelles’ fight against piracy at a conference in the UK at Wilton Park, West Sussex, … July 18, 2011
Seychelles and Spain to intensify collaborations in fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean region

Seychelles and Spain to intensify collaborations in fight against piracy in the Indian Ocean region

The Spanish Minister for Defense, Ms. Carme Chacon Piqueras, has pledged to step up collaborations with the Seychelles government in the fight against piracy after participating in a meeting with the High Level Committee on Piracy (HLCP) earlier today. During … July 5, 2011
Spain commends Seychelles' anti-piracy effort

Spain commends Seychelles' anti-piracy effort

The Seychelles President, Mr. James Michel, met with the Minister for Defense of the kingdom of Spain, Mrs. Carme Chacon Piqueras, at State House this morning to discuss defense cooperation in the fight against piracy and the additional support that Spain … July 4, 2011
Seychelles Ambassador calls on members of the Non-Aligned Movement to step-up involvement in fight against piracy

Seychelles Ambassador calls on members of the Non-Aligned Movement to step-up involvement in fight against piracy

The Seychelles Ambassador based in New Delhi, India, Mr. Dick Esparon, has called upon the members of the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM) to adopt a more proactive role in the fight against piracy in the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean, during a gathering … June 3, 2011
Puntland to accept convicted Somali pirates now in Seychelles prisons

Puntland to accept convicted Somali pirates now in Seychelles prisons

Visiting the head of prisons and police in Puntland, Somalia, Mr. Ali Noor, has assured the Seychelles Minister for Foreign Affairs Mr. Jean-Paul Adam that Puntland is prepared to accept the transfer of all convicted Somali pirates being held in Seychelles … May 12, 2011
Seychelles experts collaborate with African partners on maritime law initiatives

Seychelles experts collaborate with African partners on maritime law initiatives

Seychelles has participated in the Second Annual Africa Military Legal Conference, which was hosted by US Africa Command in Mauritius this week. Seychelles was represented at the three-day meeting by a delegation of legal and technical experts. The … May 6, 2011
Two Chinese Frigates engaged in anti-piracy operations to call into Port Victoria in Seychelles

Two Chinese Frigates engaged in anti-piracy operations to call into Port Victoria in Seychelles

Two Frigates from the Chinese Navy will be calling into Port Victoria in the Seychelles on Thursday, April 14 for a five-day stop over. These vessels are the first Chinese military assets of this class to visit Seychelles. The vessels have been active … April 12, 2011
Seychelles and Russia meet to discuss security challenges

Seychelles and Russia meet to discuss security challenges

Seychelles and Russia are set to deepen cooperation over security issues following discussions held with a high-level Russian delegation lead by the Secretary of the Security Council of the Russian Federation, HE Mr. Nikolai Platonovich Patrushev, during … March 28, 2011
HMS Richmond docks in Port Victoria echoing the Seychelles carnival

HMS Richmond docks in Port Victoria echoing the Seychelles carnival

The British naval ship, HMS Richmond, came alongside Port Victoria on Wednesday, March 2 and for the first time, a UK naval ship did a ceremonial arrival, whereby all available crew were dressed in their military whites on portside as they docked. … March 2, 2011
Indian maritime surveillance plane to be based in Seychelles

Indian maritime surveillance plane to be based in Seychelles

An Indian Dornier surveillance aircraft, on loan from the Indian government to the Seychelles Peoples Defence Force (SPDF) while the Dornier gifted to Seychelles is under construction, arrived this afternoon to be deployed for the conduct of maritime … February 22, 2011
International Jurists Award 2010 awarded to Seychelles Former President Mancham

International Jurists Award 2010 awarded to Seychelles Former President Mancham

Seychelles Former President James R. Mancham left Seychelles on Tuesday, December 7 on the way to India where he has been selected to receive the prestigious “International Jurists Award 2010” for his “unique contribution in the field of World Peace.” … December 7, 2010
Seychelles VP urges EU-Africa collaboration for concrete action on piracy

Seychelles VP urges EU-Africa collaboration for concrete action on piracy

On the second day of the 3rd Africa-EU Summit being held in Tripoli, the Seychelles Vice President Danny Faure has put forward concrete proposals for EU-Africa cooperation on the fight against piracy in the thematic discussion on peace and security matters. Echoing … December 2, 2010
Princess Anne meets staff from EU Naval Force and Seychelles Coastguard

Princess Anne meets staff from EU Naval Force and Seychelles Coastguard

Her Royal Highness The Princess Royal, Princess Anne, commended the efforts of all those involved in helping to combat piracy in Seychelles during visits made today to meet representatives from the EU Naval Force (EUNAVFOR) and the Seychelles Coastguard. … November 30, 2010
Seychellois fishermen return home

Seychellois fishermen return home

Seven Seychellois fishermen have returned to Mahé following their rescue by the Seychelles Coast Guard this weekend. Stephen Barbe, Delmart Isnard, Dominic Malvina, Sony Alcindor, Pascal Leonel, Amed Maillet, and Dominic Celestine were met by Seychelles … November 22, 2010
Seychelles Coast Guard rescues piracy hostages

Seychelles Coast Guard rescues piracy hostages

Seychelles President James Michel, who is the Commander in Chief of the armed forces, has sent a message of congratulations to the officers of the Seychelles Coast Guard, the SCG airwing, and the Tazar unit for their successful rescue operation on Saturday. … November 21, 2010
Regional port stability cooperative anchors in the Seychelles

Regional port stability cooperative anchors in the Seychelles

HAMBURG, Germany - Seychelles Minister Peter Sinon, the Minister for Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, and Lt. Col. Andre Ciseau, CEO of the Seychelles Ports Authority and Chairman of SAARPSCO (South Asia and Africa Regional Port Stability Cooperative), … November 11, 2010
Seychelles minister of foreign affairs holds discussions on piracy with UK and visits EU NAVFOR HQ

Seychelles minister of foreign affairs holds discussions on piracy with UK and visits EU NAVFOR HQ

Seychelles minister for foreign affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, visited the EU NAVFOR headquarters in Northwood Middlesex on October 28, the headquarters of Operation Atalanta, the European Union anti-piracy efforts in the Indian Ocean. The Minister … November 2, 2010
SAARPSCO anchors in the Seychelles

SAARPSCO anchors in the Seychelles

Minister Peter Sinon, Ministry of Investment, Natural Resources & Industry, and Lt. Col. Andre Ciseau, CEO of the Seychelles Ports Authority and chairman of SAARPSCO, effected a successful investment promotion mission to the German states of Hamburg and … October 25, 2010
Japanese parliamentarian visits Seychelles President Michel

Japanese parliamentarian visits Seychelles President Michel

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Honorable Yasutoshi Nishimura of Japan, who is undertaking a tour of the region. The Honorable Nishimura is the Deputy Chairman and Chief Secretary of Japan’s Liberal Democratic Party Policy Research … September 7, 2010
Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa united against piracy

Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa united against piracy

LOZITHA PALACE, Kingdom of Swaziland - Following the introduction of the threat of piracy on the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa (COMESA) agenda by President Michel at the 13th Summit of Heads of State and Government held at Victoria Falls, … September 2, 2010
UN Security Council praises Seychelles lead against piracy

UN Security Council praises Seychelles lead against piracy

NEW YORK, NY – The United Nations Security Council (UNSC) in New York has commended Seychelles and Kenya for their lead in prosecuting and imprisoning pirates in the Indian Ocean. The Security Council last week held a debate on piracy off the coast … September 1, 2010
At the heart of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa peace and security effort

At the heart of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa peace and security effort

COMMITTEE OF ELDERS LEAD THE FIGHT AGAINST PIRACYThe fight against piracy and the stabilization of Somalia was at the heart of the discussions at the 10th Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the Common Market for Eastern and Southern Africa … August 31, 2010
Southern African Development Community Summit to combat threat of piracy in Seychelles

Southern African Development Community Summit to combat threat of piracy in Seychelles

VICTORIA, Mahe - Seychelles Vice President, Mr. Danny Faure, and a Seychelles delegation have successfully lobbied for Southern African Development Community (SADC) recognition of the threat that piracy poses to the region at the 30th SADC Jubilee Summit … August 24, 2010
Germany pledges support to Seychelles as regional center for the prosecution of piracy

Germany pledges support to Seychelles as regional center for the prosecution of piracy

NEW YORK, NY - In the presence of Seychelles Ambassador Ronald Jean Jumeau, Ambassador Peter Wittig, the Permanent Representative of the Federal Republic of Germany to the United Nations, and Ms. Erenina Monasebian, Representative of the United Nations … July 27, 2010
African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

African Union strengthens resolve on Somalia

KAMPALA, Uganda - Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, has welcomed the call by the African Union to strengthen its role in ensuring stability in the state of Somalia. Minister Adam is currently representing President Michel at the 15th … July 27, 2010
Seychelles and the USA sign piracy agreement

Seychelles and the USA sign piracy agreement

VICTORIA, Mahé – The government of Seychelles has signed a Transfer of Suspected Pirates Agreement with the United States of America at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, today - July 14, as part of Seychelles’ regional leadership in the fight against … July 15, 2010
India and Seychelles discuss common security interests

India and Seychelles discuss common security interests

Seychelles President James Michel has met with the Indian External Affairs Minister S.M. Krishna for talks on bilateral cooperation on issues of security and economic development, during Minister Krishna’s one-day working visit to Seychelles. “We … July 6, 2010
Former Seychelles President heads to New York to deliver lecture on piracy

Former Seychelles President heads to New York to deliver lecture on piracy

“The current Indian Ocean piracy issue will be the focal point of a lecture, which Seychelles former President James R. Mancham will deliver at Columbia University in New York City when he speaks there on Friday, April 23, 2010 on the theme, “A Global … April 13, 2010



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