Press release

Seychelles Extends Well Wishes to the Departing and Newly Appointed Amir of Qatar

June 25, 2013

President James Michel has extended his sincere appreciation to HH. Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, Former Amir of the State of Qatar, following the handing over of the role of Amir to the Heir Apparent, HH. Sheik Tamim Bin Hamad Bin Khalifa Al Thani, whom he has also congratulated as he takes up his new post.

In a letter sent to the outgoing Sheik, President Michel thanked him the close cooperation Qatar and Seychelles enjoy and praised the work he has done in developing the youth of Qatar:

“Your Highness’ investment in the potential of young people, whether in Qatar or around the world, represents an example of far-sighted development planning.  An investment in our young people remains one of the most judicious investments that any state can do.  Your Highness’ development of education, health, culture and sports is one which provides the platform for true people centred development.”

President Michel has also extended his felicitations and well wishes to the new Amir and expressed his anticipation of the strengthening of the bilateral relations between the two states.

It should be recalled that Vice President Danny Faure held wide-ranging talks with HH. Sheil Tamim bin Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani, the then Heir Apparent of the State of Qatar, during his first official visit to Doha in November 2012.  The two leaders had both expressed their desire to take the relations between the two countries to a new level.

President Michel concluded by wishing both leaders prosperity and good-health in their new undertakings.