Press release

Seychelles Extends Condolences to UN Staff in Somalia Following Attack

June 20, 2013

President James Michel has extended his sincere condolences to Secretary General of the United Nations following a tragic attack on the UN compound in Somalia on Wednesday 19th June.

In a letter of sympathy sent, President Michel extended the support of the People and Government of Seychelles to the UN staffand condemned the terrorist act:

“Seychelles unreservedly condemns this brutal and barbaric attack. It is an act of blatant terrorism and a desperate attempt to counteract the good work that the UN is doing in promoting peace, stability, and sustainable development in Somalia.

“Seychelles is supportive of the important role that the UN is playing in Somalia and offers our solidarity to all UN staff and other partners involved there at this difficult time.”

The President concluded by extending his sympathies to the victims and their families.