New South African HC to Seychelles accredited


Dr Nokwe presents her credentials to President Michel

She presented her credentials to President James Michel at State House yesterday morning.

Speaking to the media soon after meeting President Michel, Dr Nokwe said she feels privileged to be representing her country here.

She described this first meeting with the Seychellois head of State as a “wonderful and overwhelming experience”.

With regard to relations between the two countries, Dr Nokwe said, “Seychelles and South Africa already share warm bilateral relations but I think we can do more to strengthen that”.

She said the two countries already have trade and other links and during her mandate she will work to increase cooperation between them.

“I think we will be looking at and exploring other avenues for cooperation especially in tourism where we could share experiences in this sector as well as in environment and wild life,” added Dr Nokwe.

With regard to South African investors here, Dr Nokwe again said this is an area which could be explored further.

During her four-year mandate she said she will continue to build on what has already been achieved by her predecessor and “take cooperation between our two countries to new heights”.

Following her meeting with President Michel, Dr Nokwe called on the speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Herminie at Ile Du Port.

Dr Nokwe, who will be based in Mauritius, replaces Madumane Matabane who was accredited as his country’s diplomatic representative here in July 2008.