Press release

President Ramkalawan sends congratulatory message to Prime Minister Jugnauth of Mauritius

March 12, 2024

The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, sent a message of congratulations to the Prime Minister of the Republic of Mauritius, H.E. The Hon. Pravind Kumar Jugnauth, on the occasion of the 56th Independence Day of Mauritius.

In his message President Ramkalawan, stated:

This significant occasion celebrates Mauritius’ remarkable achievement not only at the national but also on the regional and international stage. Since gaining independence, Mauritius has made tremendous progress, becoming a leader in the Indian Ocean region and a firm advocate for the interests of Small Island Developing States (SIDS). Advancing initiatives, such as the Multidimensional Vulnerability Index (MVI) at the United Nations and other multilateral platforms, reflects our shared commitment to addressing the specificities and unique challenges faced by island nations.

 We commend Mauritius for its leadership role and support to the member states of the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC), particularly in promoting regional integration and growth during its chairmanship. Our partnership within the African Union, further underscores our collective efforts in advancing the interests of African Island nations.

 During my recent trip to Mauritius for the commemoration of the 189th anniversary of the abolition of slavery, I had the opportunity to engage with you and reaffirm my Government’s commitment to strengthening our partnership and exploring new opportunities for cooperation.

 The 14th session of the Mauritius-Seychelles Commission on Bilateral Cooperation, scheduled to be held in 2025, offers an ideal opportunity to build upon our existing collaboration for the benefit and development of our peoples.” expressed the President.