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
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
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
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
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
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
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, 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
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
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 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
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
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 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
“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
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 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
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
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 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
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'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
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
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
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
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.
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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
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
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
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
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 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 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 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
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.
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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
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
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
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.
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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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
“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