Press release

New Algerian Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

May 31, 2016

The new Algerian Ambassador to Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Mokaddem Bafdal, presented his credentials to President James Michel at State House this morning.

President Michel thanked Algeria for the many years of cooperation and friendship, as well as the extensive support Algeria had given to Seychelles in its development following its independence, particularly in the fields of media and education.

They discussed the possibilities of new cooperation in the fields of environment, training, the Blue Economy, and sports.

Ambassador Bafdal told the national media after the ceremony said that there is particular significance to develop further relations in the field of sport, as the Algerian national football team is in Seychelles this week to play a match with the Seychelles national team on Thursday. He added that more cooperation can be developed between the two football federations.

The Algerian ambassador is based in Antananarivo, Madagascar.

Also present at the meeting were the President’s Diplomatic Adviser, Ambassador Callixte D’Offay and the Director General for Treaties and Consular Affairs in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Transport, Mr. Ralph Agrippine.