Press release

New Palestinian Ambassador to Seychelles accredited

May 17, 2016

The new Palestinian Ambassador to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Hazem M. Shabat presented his credentials to President James Michel in a ceremony held at State House today.

President Michel congratulated Ambassador Shabat and said that Seychelles values its relations with the State of Palestine.

During their meeting, President Michel and Ambassador Shabat discussed how Seychelles and the State of Palestine could further develop their friendly and fraternal relations in various fields.

“We are based in certain occupied territory… we tend to consider that human capacity is our natural resource. We have experts in almost every field, from doctors, engineers, agriculture and others. We have the highest level that can be found actually and we are ready to put all our expertise at the disposal of the government of Seychelles should it decide to seek our assistance,” said Ambassador Shabat.

He was speaking to the national media after the accreditation ceremony and his meeting with Vice-President Danny Faure.

Ambassador Hazem M. Shabat is based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.

Also present at the meeting this morning were the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Barry Faure and the President’s Diplomatic Advisor, Ambassador Callixte D’Offay.