Press release

President Michel Congratulates New Mauritian President

July 21, 2012

President Michel has sent his heartfelt felicitations to the newly elected President of the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. Mr. Rajkeswur Purryag.

In his congratulatory letter to President Purryag, President Michel spoke to the continually growing bonds between Mauritius and Seychelles, further fuelled by the recent State Visit of the Prime Minister of Mauritius, H.E. Navinchandra Ramgoolam, last month.

The President also cited the historic agreement on the continental shelf shared by the two nations as evidence of their growing friendship and bilateral relations:

“Today, the strategic partnership which exists between our two contries is more important than ever in light of the challenges we face as a region in terms of sustainable development and piracy. But our agreement on a shared continental shelf also multiplies the possibilities for joint development of the blue economy, and thus we approach these challenges with shared optimism.”

On behalf of the people of Seychelles, the President concluded by  extending his sincere wish for success and prosperity to the former Speaker of the National Assembly of Mauritius, President Purryag.