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U.S. Relationship

Aldabra giant tortoise, Turtle in Seychelles on the beach near to Praslin
Aldabra giant tortoise, Turtle in Seychelles on the beach near to Praslin

U.S.-Seychelles Relations

The U.S. established diplomatic relations with Seychelles in 1976, following Seychelles’ independence from the United Kingdom. The U.S. and Seychelles enjoy a history of partnership and cooperation based on shared priorities. In the Indian Ocean region, the two countries work together to fight piracy and terrorism, strengthen environmental sustainable development, and promote maritime security.
Aldabra giant tortoise, Turtle in Seychelles on the beach near to Praslin

U.S. Assistance to Seychelles

U.S. foreign assistance to Seychelles has focused on maritime security, including training and equipment for Seychelles coast guard, military, and police. The U.S. also provides exchange programs to and from the U.S. for promising leaders and professionals. Seychelles welcomes local U.S.-led education and training opportunities for all its people and benefits from U.S. public diplomacy programs.
Aldabra giant tortoise, Turtle in Seychelles on the beach near to Praslin

Bilateral Economic Relations

Seychelles is no longer eligible for preferential trade benefits under the African Growth and Opportunity Act, having achieved high income status. In 2016, Seychelles imported $12.4 million in goods from the U.S., and exported $6.4 million in goods to the U.S.

Integrated Country Strategies

The Integrated Country Strategy is the four-year strategy articulating U.S. priorities in a given country. The Chief of Mission leads the strategy.

Investment Climate Statements

The Investment Climate Statements analyze a variety of economies that are or could be markets for U.S. businesses and provide information on the business climates.

Fiscal Transparency Report

The Fiscal Transparency Report analyzes government transparency and identifies needed changes to improve public spending accountability.

United States Donates Pfizer COVID-19 Vaccines to Seychelles.

COVID-19 Vaccine Deliveries

Since September, 2021 the United States has donated 114,660 safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine doses with the people of Seychelles. This includes 114,660 Pfizer doses. Of the 114,660 vaccine doses, 100% were donated in partnership with COVAX.

The United States is committed to leading an international and coordinated effort to accelerate access to safe and effective COVID-19 vaccines to meet global needs. The United States is working with other governments and partners including COVAX, Caricom, and the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust (AVAT) to protect communities from COVID-19 and apply lessons from this pandemic to enhance health security now and in the future.

Learn more about our work Delivering Vaccines and on COVID-19 Recovery.

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