Press release

Japanese government provides SCR100 million grant for the Marine Police Unit

October 3, 2019

The Designated Minister, Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon and the Japanese Ambassador in Seychelles, Mr. Makoto Tominaga, attended a ceremony at the Department of Foreign Affairs today, in an Exchange of Notes on the Japanese grant for the Marine Police Unit.

“It is truly a pleasure and honour to be here on this important occasion. As island states, both Japan and Seychelles understand the importance of maritime security and without proper maritime security and surveillance, it will be difficult for Seychelles to enhance the Blue Economy” said the Ambassador.

The Japanese grant of SCR100million will specifically cater for equipment, infrastructure and training, required by the Marine Police Unit.

Mrs. Macsuzy Mondon reaffirmed that “this project will surely boost our maritime surveillance and security and for that we are grateful for the support that we have received and continue to receive from the Japanese government.”

The grant was announced during President Danny Faure’s meeting with the Japanese Prime Minister, H.E. Mr. Shinzo Abe, in August, after his participation at 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) which took place in Yokohama, Japan