Press release

Newly accredited Angolan ambassador signs General Cooperation Agreement with Seychelles

June 1, 2021

The newly accredited Ambassador of Angola, H.E Mr. Sandro Renato Agostinho de Oliveira paid a courtesy call on Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, following the presentation of credentials before the President of the Republic, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, this morning at State House.

Minister Radegonde welcomed and congratulated Ambassador de Oliviera on his accreditation and further expressed the possibilities to explore new avenues of cooperation with Angola, such as in the tourism sector, through the exchange of students and attachments of tourism employees in various respective tourism establishments. The fisheries sector, a common and important sector for both countries was also a topic of discussion. Minister Radegonde recommended that Angola joins the Fisheries Transparency Initiative (FiTI), a multi-stakeholder partnership, based in Seychelles which aims to increase transparency and participation for a more sustainable management of marine fisheries.   

On his part, Ambassador de Oliveira conveyed his thanks to the Minister for meeting with him and his team and welcomed the proposal for a student exchange program in the tourism sector. He also marked the importance of the fisheries industry and embraced the significance of the FiTI organization.

Following the meeting, the delegation proceeded to the Botanical House for the signing of the General Cooperation Agreement and the Agreement of the Creation of a Bilateral Commission with the aim to develop, promote and strengthen friendly bilateral relations between the two countries.

Also in attendance were Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivianne Fock Tave and senior officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs.

Seychelles and Angola established diplomatic relations in 1986.

Click on the link for the full remarks delivered by Minister Radegonde: