Press release

President Faure appoints New Foreign Secretary

February 27, 2017

Following the retirement of Ambassador Marie-Louise Potter from public service, President Danny Faure has appointed Ambassador Claude Morel as the new Foreign Secretary in the Department of Foreign Affairs with effect from 1st March 2017.

Ambassador Claude Morel is a distinguished career diplomat, having held ambassadorial posts since 1997.  He has served as Seychelles’ Permanent Representative to the United Nations, SADC and COMESA, and as resident Seychelles Ambassador to the European Union, the United Kingdom, France, USA, Canada, Cuba, and South Africa.  He was also accredited as non-resident Seychelles Ambassador to many other African and European countries.  He has also represented Seychelles at UNESCO and the Organisation Internationale de la Francophonie.  Ambassador Morel was also the Principal Secretary in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs between March 2005 and July 2007.