Press release

President Michel Congratulates New President of Venezuela

April 15, 2013

President James Michel has extended his heartfelt congratulations to the newly elected President of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, Mr. Nicolas Maduro Moros and has wished him success in the discharge of his new post.

In a letter sent to the President Elect, President Michel conveyed his continued commitment to strengthening the bilateral relations between Seychelles and Venezuela:

“We are very much looking forward to enhancing our close cooperation for the long-term wellbeing of our nations, through close collaboration aimed at achieving new impetus to the development of the relations between our two countries.”

On behalf of the People and Government of Seychelles, President Michel commended the President Elect for his determined dedication and commitment to serving his nation and the Venezuelan people.

It may be recalled that President Michel also wrote to Mr. Maduro last month, in his previous capacity as Executive Vice President, to express the sincere condolences of the Seychellois people following the death of the President of Venezuela, President Hugo Chavez Frias.