Press release

Government of Seychelles mourns passing of Honorary Consul General in Hamburg, Mr Hans-Joachim Worms

December 10, 2014

It is with profound sadness that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has learnt of the passing of long-time Honorary Consul General  and friend of Seychelles in Hamburg, Germany, Mr. Hans-Joachim Worms. Mr. Worms was first appointed to the post on 31st January 1984.

He is one of the longest serving honorary Consuls of Seychelles who has selflessly contributed and upheld the diplomatic image of Seychelles and was instrumental in ensuring the good rapport shared between Seychelles and the Federal Republic of Germany. The devotion and sense of duty that Mr. Worms held towards the people of Seychelles will be sorely missed. The Government of Seychelles extends its heartfelt condolences to his family and those closest to him.

The Principal Secretary for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne noted ‘Seychelles has lost a dear friend and a colleague that has throughout the years been a champion and worked tirelessly for Seychelles. Mr Worms’ contribution to the diplomatic landscape of Seychelles has been an invaluable asset.