Press release

Diplomatic relations formalized between Seychelles and the Cook Islands with the signing of a communiqué

May 31, 2024

Minister Sylvestre Radegonde and the Prime Minister of the Cook Islands, Hon. Mark Brown signed a joint communiqué, to mark the establishment of formal diplomatic relations between the two nations. This underscores the shared commitment of both Governments to deepen friendship and cooperation across political, economic, cultural, and other fields. President Wavel Ramkalawan was also present to witness the signing.

The ceremony on the margins of the SIDS4 conference highlights Seychelles’ proactive advocacy for cooperation between Small Island Developing States to address their unique challenges such as climate change, sustainable development, environmental degradation, and economic vulnerabilities.