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Claude Morel accredited as Seychelles HC to South Africa   |16 October 2021

Claude Morel accredited as Seychelles HC to South Africa   

Mr Morel and his wife in a souvenir photograph with President Ramaphosa

Claude Morel presented his credentials to the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, as resident high commissioner of Seychelles, on Tuesday this week.

The ceremony took place at The Presidency, Union Buildings, Pretoria.

In his remarks to the President, Mr Morel conveyed the fraternal greetings of President Wavel Ramkalawan.

He said that “Seychelles views South Africa as a friend, a neighbor sharing the same ocean, and above all, a strategic partner”, and that the two countries “share the same values and aspirations in our quest to put the development agenda of our countries at the forefront of our actions”.

He commended the wide array of sectors on which the bilateral relations are built on, from the trade, investment, tourism, aviation, banking, education, among others, but also in “areas affecting our own existence like climate change and sea-level rise”.

From a multilateral perspective, Mr Morel pledged that “our engagement will continue in pursuing our mutual goals via the platforms of SADC, the African Union, the Indian Ocean Rim Association, the Commonwealth and the United Nations”.

President Ramaphosa said he was looking forward to meeting President Ramkalawan soon and that the two countries should continue engaging with each other to consolidate and enhance relations at all levels.

High Commissioner Morel was accompanied by his wife, Margaret Morel.


Press release from the department of Foreign Affairs

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