Regional Meeting of Seychelles Honorary Consuls
The Honorary Consuls of Seychelles under the jurisdiction of the Seychelles High Commission in London met for their second regional meeting on Wednesday 15 May in Budapest, Hungary.
Nine Honorary Consuls and Honorary Consuls General from Finland, Germany, Ghana, Hungary, Malta and Sweden attended the meeting which was chaired by Ambassador Derick Ally who is responsible for these countries from London. Mr László Kiss, the Honorary Consul in Budapest hosted the meeting.
The meeting focussed on various ways that Honorary Consuls can further enhance the bilateral relations between Seychelles and their respective countries. The Honorary Consuls reiterated their commitments to find innovative ways to assist in the socio-economic development of Seychelles. They shared with each other the projects that they are working on and potential projects were also tabled for consideration.
The Honorary Consuls also agreed to look at how best to commemorate the Seychelles sestercentennial next year in their countries.
Mrs Marja-Lisa Rosberg from Finland, the longest serving Honorary Consul who attended the meeting said ‘’..the meeting was very productive and we agreed to boost our collaboration with each other to execute various projects for the benefit of Seychelles.’’
Seychelles values greatly its network of Honorary Consuls around the world, especially in those countries where it does not have a permanent diplomatic representation.
The other Honorary Consuls attending were Mr Maximillian Hunzinger (Frankfurt, Germany), Professor Nikolaus Fuchs (Berlin, Germany), Mr Farhad Vladi (Hamburg, Germany), Mr Kwame Acquah (Ghana), Mr Simon Mifsud (Malta), Mr Carl Lennart Swenson (Umeå, Sweden) and Mr Sören Karlsson (Gothenburg, Sweden).
The Honorary Consuls agreed that these regional meetings should be held every two years in between the biennial Diplomatic Conventions held in Seychelles. Professor Fuchs has offered to host the next one in Berlin in 2021.