Finland’s ambassador to Seychelles accredited



Mrs From-Emmersberger presents her credentials to President Michel

Talking to the press soon after meeting the two Seychellois leaders, Mrs From-Emmersberger noted that in spite of the two countries being geographically very far apart, there are many issues which unite us and these include sustainable development, the same desire to use renewable energy, an issue she said featured high among the topics discussed with both President Michel and Vice-President Faure.
“Seychelles has shown a lot of leadership and real commitment to move from words to action on the use of renewable energy,” said Mrs From-Emmersberger.

Other issues that she considered as equally uniting the two countries are security and the fight against piracy.

“Finland, as part of the EU forces patrolling the region, is working together with other partners to help fight piracy,” she added.

Mrs From-Emmersberger also stressed that she would make the issue of renewable energy, security and education the priority areas on which she would concentrate more during her tenure of office.

With regard to education, Mrs From-Emmersberger said she had a good discussion on the issue with Vice-President Faure.

“Finland is known for the quality of its education and Mr Faure expressed interest in furthering cooperation in that area and I am very keen to look into that issue and explore the various possibilities,” added Mrs From-Emmersberger.

During her first visit here the Finnish diplomat will hold talks with various ministers and pay courtesy calls on the speaker of the National Assembly Dr Patrick Herminie as well as on members the diplomatic corps and other government officials.

Mrs From-Emmersberger, who is based in Nairobi, Kenya is her country’s seventh ambassador accredited to Seychelles and she replaces Heli Sirve who served from 2008-2011.

She was accompanied on her visit to State House by Finland’s honorary consul to Seychelles Basil Soundy.