Press release

Seychelles Delegation to Participate in UN-Led Somali Counter Piracy Events

June 26, 2013

Following pledges made by the Seychelles Government to be actively involved in peace building initiatives on the ground in Somalia, a delegation of technical experts has been sent to participate in the United Nations Assistance Mission to Somalia (UNSOM) led Maritime Security and Counter Piracy Events in Nairobi this week.

Technical Advisor, Mr. Philippe Michaud and Military Attaché, Major Edward Anacoura, both with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, will be participating in the meetings to discuss issues of maritime economy, governance and rule of law, among other crucial related sessions.

Their participation is part of President Michel’s commitment to address the scourge of piracy, not just on the open seas but at the root causes on the ground. Both the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Home Affairs have pledged support to the Somali government in developing the local economy through the fishing industry as a means of providing opportunity for the gainful employment of Somali nationals and creating a sustainable industry for the development of the nation as a whole.