Today the United States re-opened its embassy in Victoria, Seychelles, marking a return to a full-time diplomatic presence after 27 years. This re-opening – attended by Seychelles President Ramkalawan, Foreign Minister Radegonde, and other senior government officials – symbolizes our commitment to deepening our partnership with the government and people of Seychelles as a key nation in the Indian Ocean region.
The time is right to elevate the relationship so that together we can better address shared challenges and take advantage of mutually beneficial opportunities. The United States and Seychelles share an agenda that includes developing the blue economy, responding to climate change, improving maritime security, and stemming transnational crime and corruption. Our joint pursuit of peace, democracy, and prosperity will be a beacon across Africa and the Indian Ocean region.
Jim Donegan, who currently serves as U.S. Special Advisor to Seychelles, now becomes the U.S. Chargé d’Affaires ad interim.