Press release

Rear Admiral of the EUNAVFOR pays a courtesy call to Ambassador Faure

April 10, 2019

The Secretary of State of Foreign Affairs and of the Blue Economy, Ambassador Barry Faure, has received Rear Admiral Ricardo A. Hernandez Lopez of the European Union Naval Force ATALANTA (EUNAVFOR) on 10 April. Since the launching of the EUNAVFOR Atalanta ten years ago, they have been contributing to maritime security in the western part of the Indian Ocean.

At the meeting, the Rear Admiral thanked Seychelles for the collaboration and support it has provided the EUNAVFOR with over the years. In return, Ambassador Faure expressed his gratitude for the EUNAVFOR’s support in the fight against piracy and for their international partnership in the surveillance of Indian Ocean waters.