Press release

Accreditation of Russian Ambassador

March 10, 2020

The newly accredited Ambassador to Seychelles, H.E Mr. Artem Alexandrovich Kozhin of the Russian Federation, today paid a courtesy visit to the Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Marina Confait, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy.

“On behalf of the people and the government of Seychelles, I wish to again take this opportunity to personally welcome you to the Seychelles. Seychelles is committed to further solidifying our friendship with Russia. We believe that there is great scope for growth on a multitude of levels. We are confident that with your appointment, further progress in areas of mutual importance can be cultivated and that opportunities can be capitalized upon. We wish you and your family great success, prosperity and good health in this new year of 2020,” conveyed PS Confait.

On his part, Ambassador Kozhin emphasised on the opportunities in the tourism sector that together we may explore further as a matter of priority.

Other topics discussed were fisheries and climate change. Both parties also acknowledged the role the Federation of Russia has played in strengthening exchanges and collaboration in the field of maritime security.

The Republic of Seychelles and the Russian Federation established diplomatic relation in 1976.