Press release

Message of condolence from MFA following the passing of Australian High Commissioner

August 19, 2014

Following the sudden passing of former Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles, Ms. Sandra Vegting, Minister for Foreign Affairs Jean-Paul Adam conveyed his deepest condolences in a message to the Government of Australia and to the colleagues of Ms. Vegting at the High Commission.

Minister Adam said that Australia had lost an incredible diplomat whose courage and dedication to the Foreign Service was both respected and appreciated by the diplomatic community in Seychelles.

“I worked very closely with Ms. Vegting and consulted her many times on issues of regional and international importance. I will personally miss her strong partnership, her friendship, her candidness and her commitment in adding new layers to the very deep relations that Australia and Seychelles share” said Minister Adam in his message.

Minister Adam hoped that her bereaved family would be granted strength in these hard times.

In honour of her contributions to consolidating the ties between Seychelles and Australia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs will open a condolence book from 0800 on Thursday 21 August to 1600, Friday 22 August for all those wishing to pay homage to her.