Department of foreign affairs receives medical supplies from India | 20 July 2020
The department of foreign affairs has received some useful medical supplies from the Indian high commission and the Indian Association of Seychelles.
General Dalbir Singh Suhag, the Indian High Commissioner to Seychelles, handed over the donation to Ambassador Barry Faure, the secretary of state for foreign affairs and the blue economy, in a short ceremony held at the Maison Quéau de Quinssy last week.
Ambassador Faure welcomed and thanked the Indian high commissioner and the chairperson of the Indian Association of Seychelles, Jamshed Pardiwalla for their donation.
“We have in India a formidable partner and the COVID-19 pandemic is just another illustration of how friends like India have come to the support of Seychelles and for that we are truly grateful”.
“As formidable partners, it is our pleasure to be able to support the department during this time of COVID-19,” reciprocated the high commissioner. He further added that the high commission and the Indian Association of Seychelles will continue to donate such supplies to help the government and the people of Seychelles in the fight against COVID-19.
The medical supplies comprise 300 washable masks, one blood pressure machine, one glucometer and one infrared thermometer.
On a concluding note, Mr Pardiwalla added that “the Indian association will continue to work with the people of Seychelles and to see what their needs are, especially in this COVID-19 time. All we can pray for is for God to bless Seychelles.”
Also present at the ceremony were Ashwin Bhaskaran, first secretary at the Indian High Commission, members of the Indian association and department of foreign affairs senior officials.
Press release from the department of foreign affairs