Press release

German Ambassador calls on Foreign Affairs Principal Secretary

February 22, 2022

Her Excellency Mrs. Annett Gunther, Ambassador of the Federal Republic of Germany to the Republic of Seychelles was received by the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave, on Monday 21st February 2022 at Maison Quéau de Quinssy.

Ambassador Gunther expressed that her visit will serve as an opportunity to personally convey the German government’s congratulations to the head of state on a successful presidential and legislative elections. She commended Seychelles for a peaceful transition of power, marking Seychelles as an exemplary country in the African region displaying the true values of democracy.

Ambassador Fock Tave thanked the German Ambassador for Germany’s key role in maritime security in the region through the EUNAVFOR Operation ATALANTA.

Other topics discussed were the possibilities of new areas of cooperation such as in the Blue Economy, capacity building, and the Health sector amongst others.

Present at the meeting were the Director-General for Bilateral Affairs, Ms. Lindy Ernesta, Director General for Regional Affairs, Mr. Steve Lalande, and senior officials of the Foreign Affairs Department.