Press release

Seychelles Participates National Security Advisor (NSA) level Trilateral Meeting on Maritime Security Cooperation in New Delhi

March 11, 2014

The Principle Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Maurice Loustau-Lalanne accompanied by Seychelles High Commissioner accredited to India Mr Waven Williams represented Seychelles at the Third Maritime Security and Corporation meeting held in New Delhi, India on the 6th of March.

India and Sri Lanka launched this initiative in 2011 inviting Seychelles and Mauritius to join them in their efforts to consolidate the work undertaken and also explore future areas of cooperation

Speaking at the meeting Ambassador Loustau-Lalanne said, “it has become evident that we cannot counter threats to the security of our waterways in isolation.”

He continued by stating “traditional and non traditional threats continue to pose challenges to security, stability and sustainability of the Indian Ocean region. Maritime Piracy, terrorism, drug trafficking, environmental issues and natural disasters are but a few such threats requiring concerted efforts.”

During his visit to India, Ambassador Loustau-lalanne met with Prime Minister of India, his Excellency Dr Manmohan Singh