Press release

Seychelles at Mauritania swearing in ceremony

August 7, 2014

Ambassador Joseph Nourrice has extended his warmest felicitations to the newly elected President of Mauritania on behalf of President James Michel and the people of Seychelles at the inauguration ceremony held last week.

Ambassador Nourrice participated at the inauguration ceremony held in Nouakchott on Saturday 2nd of August, witnessing the swearing in of the President Mohamed Ould Abdel Aziz for his second five-year mandate following the June 2014 election.

The Ambassador conveyed the fraternal greetings and congratulations of President Michel and the People of the Republic of Seychelles to the Newly inaugurated President Abdel Aziz and applauded the peaceful atmosphere in which the elections were carried out:

“The re-election of President Aziz is sign of confidence by the people of Mauritania for the continuation and consolidation of the economic progress of the past five years and also to ensure continuity in the person holding the Presidency of the African Union until January 2015.”

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Jean-Paul Adam, described the Mauritanian President’s re-election as a testament of his leadership:

“President Abdel Aziz’s victory is a reflection of the faith his people have in him and we look forward to working with him, not only on a bilateral level, but also through his leadership in his current Presidency of the African Union.”

Ambassador Nourrice is the Resident Ambassador of Seychelles to Ethiopia and the Permanent Representative to the African Union.