Press release

Seychelles and Egypt to fortify bilateral cooperation in areas of mutual interest

October 9, 2023

On Monday 9th October 2023, the Ambassador-designate for the Arab Republic of Egypt to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Wael M. Nasr Eldin M. Attiya discussed the possibility of fortifying cooperation between Seychelles and Egypt with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde at Maison Quéau de Quinssy.

Minister Radegonde expressed that since our two countries established diplomatic relations, our cooperation has progressed steadily over the years. “I am confident that we can contribute further to the deepening of our bonds of friendship, understanding and cooperation in key areas of interest” he stated.

Both parties also agreed that signing a Visa Waiver Agreement and Bilateral Air Service Agreement, will not only facilitate air travel through improved connectivity but assist in promoting trade and investment between our peoples.

Other topics discussed were the potential for growth and shared prosperity for capacity building, training and sharing of expertise in the fields of health, irrigation and tourism. “I believe that during your tenure as Ambassador, we will work together to unlock these possibilities” added the Minister.

Ambassador-designate Attiya gave his assurance to expediate the procedures and logistics for Seychellois who are awarded bilateral scholarship and short-term training opportunities in Egypt and consider the possibility of nominating an Honorary Consul for Egypt in Seychelles.

Minister Radegonde concluded the discussions by conveying his gratitude to the Government of Egypt for granting Ambassador Conrad Mederic the opportunity to visit the Seychellois prisoners on his upcoming visit to Egypt.