Press release

President Faure congratulates newly elected Cuban President Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez

April 19, 2018
President Danny Faure on behalf of the Government and people of the Republic of Seychelles has expressed warmest and most sincere congratulations to H.E. Miguel Diaz Canel Bermudez on his election as President of the Republic of Cuba. 
In his message, President Faure noted that Seychelles and Cuba share a historic bond of friendship which has culminated in the fortieth anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations this year, when Seychelles welcomed H.E. Mrs Mercedez Lopez Acea, Vice President of the Council of State of Cuba, further strengthening the deep bilateral bonds shared between the two island nations.  
“As distant nations, our friendship is revered as an exemplary achievement of successful collaboration between states separated by geographical space but not in spirit. Our like-mindedness has created a firm foundation, which we have built upon through open dialogue, shared values, common ambitions and mutual aspiration,” said Preisdent Faure.   
The Seychellois Head of State further noted that with the election of President Canel Bermudez the people of Cuba have placed their trust in his leadership abilities which will culminate in great success and prosperity for the Cuban people. 
President Danny Faure, in his message also took the opportunity to express his sincere appreciation to the Former President Raúl Modesto Castro Ruz for his invaluable and historic contributions in paving the way to strengthen the ties between Seychelles and Cuba. 
It is to be noted that Mr Canel Bermudez’ Presidency will be the first time in nearly six decades where a Cuban President is not a member of the Castro family. President Faure said “this election signifies a new era, in which Cuba will continue to forge ahead, as proud, determined, and a resilient country making strides not only for the benefit of Cuba but also for the global community.”