Press release

Ambassador Lalatiana Accouche accredited as the First Seychellois Woman High Commissioner to the Republic of India

February 27, 2023

Ambassador Lalatiana Accouche has become Seychelles’ fifth High Commissioner accredited to the Republic of India after she presented her Letter of Credentials to the President of India, H.E. Smt Droupadi MURMU, during a ceremony held at the Ashoka Hall of the Rashtrapati Bhavan Palace in New Delhi, on Friday 24th February 2023.

During the meeting following the ceremony, President Murmu expressed her appreciation for the excellent bilateral ties that Seychelles and India have enjoyed in various sectors for almost half a century.

The President reiterated the interest of the Indian Government to continue collaborating with Seychelles at bilateral level as well as in regional and multilateral arenas, in order to explore new avenues to boost the cooperation of both countries in beneficial areas, and most importantly, to further cement the people-to-people ties.

On her part, the newly accredited Seychelles High Commissioner conveyed the warm greetings of President Wavel Ramkalawan and the people of Seychelles to President Droupadi MurmuPrime Minister Narendra Modi, and the people of India.

High Commissioner Accouche also conveyed the appreciation of Seychelles’ Government for all the support and contribution from India towards Seychelles’ economic development since its Independence in 1976, including the provision of vaccines in the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

High Commissioner Accouche expressed the wish to see a new impetus to the relations between Seychelles and India during her tenure, based on mutual understanding and respect.

Reiterating her appreciation of seeing a woman representing her country, President Murmu assured High Commissioner Accouche of the Indian authorities’ full support in this endeavour.

Seychelles and India established Diplomatic relations in 1976.