Press release

Ambassador Beryl Samson is accredited as the new Seychelles ambassador to the Kingdom of Belgium

May 25, 2018

Ambassador Beryl Samson presented her Letter of Credence to His Majesty, King Phillipe of Belgium, in Brussels, during a ceremony held on Wednesday 23rd May, at the Royal Palace of Brussels. Ambassador Samson becomes the eighth Ambassador with residence in Brussels and second woman ambassador covering this jurisdiction, since the opening of the Seychelles mission in 1976.

This year marks the 42nd anniversary since Seychelles established diplomatic relations with the Kingdom of Belgium. The two countries enjoy a history of robust partnership and cooperation based on shared priorities and mutual respect.

Speaking at the ceremony, Ambassador Samson conveyed, on behalf of President Danny Faure and the people of Seychelles, warm wishes to His Majesty, the King and expressed her heartfelt appreciation for the assistance and support accorded to Seychelles by the Kingdom of Belgium.

Ambassador Samson also expressed her gratitude to the Kingdom of Belgium for its support towards the Maritime Surveillance Project which has boosted Seychelles’ surveillance capacity in the Indian Ocean and for the Belgian Debt Rescheduling in exchange for nature conservation and climate change adaptation, which has launched Seychelles’ innovative financing programs for the development of the Blue Economy. 

Ambassador expressed her desire for enhanced partnerships in terms of tourism, education, agriculture and fisheries, business promotion, and cultural and sport exchange.

Noting that the two countries enjoyed a strong relationship, on his part, King Phillip extended his warm wishes towards the people of Seychelles and expressed his desire to deepen the relations further.

A beautiful island nation which have placed its mark on the international scene with regards to the combat of piracy and maritime security in the Indian Ocean, said His Majesty King Phillipe of the Kingdom of Belgium during the accreditation ceremony.