Press release

President René passes away

February 27, 2019

The Department of Foreign Affairs has with profound sadness, informed all Diplomatic Missions and International Organisations accredited to Seychelles of the passing of H.E. Mr. France Albert René.

Mr. René, the second President of Seychelles, since 1977 steered Seychelles towards nationhood, progress and development until his retirement in 2004.

The Department informed all concerned that President René, will receive a State Funereal, details of which will be communicated once finalized.