Press release

President Michel congratulates Sir Anerood Jugnauth on election victory

December 12, 2014

Following the victory of the Alliance Lepep, led by Sir Anerood Jugnauth, in the general election, President James Michel has extended his congratulations to the newly-elected Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius on behalf of the Government and the people of Seychelles.

In President Michel’s congratulatory message he affirmed that the Mauritian people had placed their trust in newly elected Prime Minister Jugnauth’s vision.

“Your election is one which symbolises the further strengthening of the Mauritian institutions and provides greater prosperity for your people whilst ensuring that Mauritius maintains its position as a beacon of freedom, stability and success in the region,” said the President.

In the same vein, President Michel emphasized that Sir Anerood will play a pivotal role in maintaining the historic and singular ties shared between Mauritius and Seychelles which are based on shared values and aspirations for a more integrated, peaceful and dynamic Indian Ocean.

President Michel noted that “the strategic partnership which our two countries share continues to provide a solid platform to unlock the potential that the Indian Ocean carries especially in terms of our marine resources while also addressing the unprecedented challenges of a globalised world.”

President Michel stressed that both Seychelles and Mauritius have shared destinies and he expressed his desire that the two nations forge ahead in their common aspirations to make the Mauritius-Seychelles partnership one that is exemplary.

President Michel also thanked former Prime Minister Navinchandra Ramgoolam for the excellent relations he helped foster throughout his tenure as Prime Minister, between the two island nations, and also the personal friendship that they share, which have contributed to the development of the ties between the two countries, serving as an example of South-South and Small Island Developing States (SIDS) cooperation to the rest of the world.