Press release

SADC Executive Secretary on courtesy visit to Seychelles

November 11, 2013

Dr Stergomena Lawrence Tax, newly appointed Executive Secretary of the Southern African Development Community is paying a courtesy call to Seychelles. Minister for Foreign Affairs, Jean-Paul Adam received the head of the SADC secretariat and expressed his profound appreciation for her visit to Seychelles so soon after taking office.

Minister Adam emphasised the positive role that Seychelles has taken in the mediation process in Madagascar, a role that Dr Tax welcomed on behalf of the SADC secretariat. Minister Adam also expressed his wish that Seychelles as an oceanic state benefits from the regional framework of SADC in the same way as its continental members.

The Minister also commented on the concept of the ‘Blue Economy’ and that it presented an opportunity to all SADC members to proactively partake in its development.

Whilst in Seychelles Dr Tax will call upon President James Michel and consult with other key partners in the public sector.