Press release

Seychelles Establishes Diplomatic Relations with Georgia

March 18, 2013

The Government of Seychelles has formally established official diplomatic relations with the Government of the Republic of Georgia in a signing ceremony that took place on the 15th March in New York.

Seychelles Permanent Representative to the United Nations, Ms. Marie-Louise Potter signed the agreement with the Charge d’Affaires of Georgia, Mr. Vakhtang Makharobilishvili, at the Georgian Mission.

During the discussions held, both side explored the possibilities of establishing a Double Taxation Avoidance Agreement and a Visa Waiver Agreement, among other agreements conducive to boosting bilateral relations.

The two representatives also discussed facilitating exchanges of representatives and working together in the tourism and educational sectors.

The two sides were mutually appraised on ongoing efforts to modernize their respective economies, strengthen their democratic institutions and their aspiration to play a greater role at the international level to promote peace, security, development and friendship among nations.

Also in attendance were the Minister Counsellors of both Permanent Missions, Mr Selby Pillay from the Seychelles Mission and his counter part Mr.Giorgi Kvelashvili.