Press release

Seychelles Congratulates Newly Elected President of Cape Verde

August 23, 2011

Following the election of Mr. Jorge Carlos Fonseca as President of the Republic of Cape Verde, President James Michel has sent a letter of congratulations on behalf of the people and Government of Seychelles.

“The will of the people of Cape Verde has triumphed… I am convinced that under your leadership, Cape Verde will continue to maintain national unity, social stability and economic progress,” said the President.

In addition to wishing the newly elected President well in the discharge of his duties, President Michel reiterated the commitment of the Seychelles Government to continually fostering good relations and friendship between the two nations, as well as jointly addressing the challenges faced by Small Island Developing States.

The Seychelles established diplomatic relations with Cape Verde in 1987.