Press release

Seychelles and Canada to continue working together on the world stage

June 20, 2013

Ties between Seychelles and Canada is set to be further strengthened following the accreditation of Marie-Louise Potter as Seychelles’ 6th non-resident High Commissioner to Canada.

High Commissioner Potter presented her letters of accreditation to the Governor General of Canada, His Excellency the Right Honorable David Johnston in a ceremony held at Rideau Hall, the official residence of the Governor General in Ottawa on Monday 10th June.

In welcoming HC Potter Rideau Hall, the Governor General hailed the shared vision that Seychelles and Canada have as members of both the Commonwealth and the Francophonie to work together on the world stage.

In a tete-a-tete following the official presentation, HC Potter acknowledged the strong friendship and excellent relations that have existed between the two countries and thanked the Governor General for the assistance that Seychelles has benefited from Canada over the years. She expressed the desire to further strengthen avenues of cooperation, notably in the field of education where Seychelles can benefit from assistance of Canadian teachers, who the Governor general remarked were in surplus in Canada. Both sides agreed to explore avenues of cooperation between Seychelles’ only university UNISEY and Canadian universities.

HC Potter also congratulated Canada for its remarkable achievement in renewable energy production, an area that she felt Seychelles could benefit from. The Governor General was impressed with the beauty of Seychelles and its uniqueness for being the only granitic islands in the world.