Press release

Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs receives newly accredited Norwegian Ambassador

June 4, 2019

On the occasion of her accreditation, Ambassador of the Kingdom of Norway, H.E. Ms. Elin B. Rognlie, called on the Principal Secretary of Foreign Affairs, Dr. Marina Confait, at Maison Queau de Quincy. Present at the meeting was also Principal Secretary of the Blue Economy, Mr. Kenneth Racombo.

Dr. Confait began the meeting by extending a warm welcome to Her Excellency. “I wish to express gratitude on behalf of the Government of Seychelles to the Government of Norway for all the support provided over the years,” added Dr. Confait. The Principal Secretary continued by elaborating further on potential areas of cooperation. She emphasized the desire for more cooperation in several domains such as fisheries, blue economy, marine debris, and piracy.

On behalf of the Norwegian government, Ambassador Rognlie confirmed the willingness for further cooperation in the above-mentioned areas. The Ambassador took the opportunity to reassure Dr. Confait that Vice-President Vincent Meriton and his delegation have been well received at the on-going Nor-Shipping Conference in Oslo. In addition, Her Excellency highlighted the commonalities shared between Norway and Seychelles and stated that in future Norway will remain open to more exchanges for the benefit of both countries.