Press release

Seychelles and India to build on new and existing collaboration

February 27, 2024

On Tuesday 27 February 2024, the High Commissioner of the Republic of India to the Republic of Seychelles, Mr. Karthik Pande met with the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, to follow up on points discussed during the Minister’s Official visit to India in November 2023.

Minister Radegonde expressed his gratitude to the High Commissioner and the Government of India for the warm welcome and hospitality extended to the Seychelles delegation during his Official Visit to India last year. The two diplomats agreed that the visit was fruitful and allowed for new areas for cooperation. “Our commitment to exploring new opportunities for partnership and collaboration with India remains strong. We look forward to the continuation of our joint engagement for the mutual benefit of our two countries.”

The meeting involved discussions on maritime security cooperation and further enhancing the capabilities of the Seychelles Defence Forces in this domain. The meeting also discussed the implementation of the High Impact Community Development projects amongst other ongoing bilateral collaboration.

The Bilateral Air Service Agreement with India was also touched upon, including a technical visit by the Seychelles Civil Aviation Authority.