Press release

Deeper ties with Venezuela forged after Seychelles Ambassador accredited

July 3, 2014

Mrs Marie-Louise Potter becomes the second Ambassador of Seychelles to Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela following the presentation of her credentials to the country’s Executive Vice President His Excellency Jorge Alberto Arreaza in a ceremony held in Caracas last month.

Ambassador Potter expressed her desire that her accreditation following that of her Venezuelan counterpart’s in Seychelles two weeks prior would bring added impetus to the development of the bilateral relations between.  Victoria and Caracas and bring more success to our already excellent friendly relations.

She reiterated the interest of Seychelles to see the Framework Agreement on Cooperation between the two countries to come into force.   Cooperation under this agreement covers areas ranging from energy, petroleum, agriculture, trade, education, health, sports, culture.

Ambassador Potter welcomed the forthcoming official visit of the Vice Minister for Foreign Affairs for Africa to Seychelles in August.

She reiterated Seychelles’ endorsement of Venezuela’s candidature for a non-permanent seat at the United Nations Security Council for the term 2015-2016, in return for Venezuela’s reciprocal support of Seychelles’ own bid for biennium 2016-2017.

Ambassador Potter briefed the Venezuelan Vice President on Seychelles’ goals exposing the concept of the “Blue Economy” in pushing it to the forefront of the global agenda. Ambassador Potter also sought Venezuelan support for small island developing states.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs of Venezuela, H.E. Elias Jaua Milano,  Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs for Africa, H.E. Reinaldo Bolivar and the country’s  Permanent Representative to the UN, H.E. Samuel Moncada were also present at Ambassador Potter’s accreditation ceremony.