The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
During a meeting today in Victoria, Deputy Secretary of State for Management & Resources Richard Verma and President Wavel Ramkalawan discussed increasing bilateral cooperation on a number of shared priorities, including maritime security, climate change, and anti-corruption. Deputy Secretary Verma commended Seychelles’ exemplary commitment to and leadership on ocean conservation and the blue economy. Ramakalawan welcomed the opening of a U.S. embassy in Seychelles, returning to a full-time diplomatic presence for the first time since 1996. This decision highlights the importance the United States places on its relationship with Seychelles and commitment to enhancing the already strong ties between the two countries.