President Michel congratulates new Somali President-Calls for release of Seychellois hostages


In a letter congratulating President-elect Hassan Sheikh Mohamud, President Michel urged him to spearhead the demise of piracy within Somalia and help free the two Seychellois fishermen -- Rolly Tambara and Marc Songoire -- now held for over 330 days.

President Michel said he hoped that President Mohamud’s tenure would represent an unwavering support for the deliverance of all those directly affected by the scourge of piracy and their families.

In conclusion, President Michel extended the well wishes of the people and government of Seychelles so that the Federal Republic of Somalia may continuously work to restore peace and stability in their country and the region as a whole.