Press release

State Visit Cuba-President Faure Opens Seychelles Embassy in Cuba

April 28, 2017

Havana, Cuba: The President of the Republic of Seychelles, Mr Danny Faure witnessed the official inauguration of the Seychelles Embassy in Cuba, yesterday evening as part of his State visit in Cuba.

The opening of the Resident Embassy in Havana, denotes the dynamic and progressive character of the Cuba-Seychelles relations by being Seychelles’ first resident diplomatic representation in the Latin American and Caribbean region.

During his inaugural address at the Embassy opening ceremony, the Seychelles Foreign Secretary, Ambassador Claude Morel, on behalf of the President and people of Seychelles thanked the Government and people of Cuba for the their hospitality and support towards the establishment of the Resident Embassy.

“The establishment of the Embassy will serve to further facilitate the alignment of our two nations, as we proceed upon the path to a common destiny which see our two peoples flourish and prosper. Our Havana based Embassy will also serve as a bridge between Seychelles and the numerous island nations of the Caribbean region,” said Ambassador Morel.

Cuba and Seychelles established diplomatic relations on April 12th, 1978, and have maintained close cooperation in health, education, and environment as well as in sports, cultural, economic and social spheres.

Following the opening ceremony attended by Embassy Guests, members of the Diplomatic Corps and other dignitaries, President Faure also met with some of the Seychellois students currently studying in Cuba.

President Faure and his delegation arrived in Cuba on Tuesday 25th April 2017 at the José Martí International Airport.

As part of the program for his State Visit in Cuba, President Faure will today, Thursday 27th April lay a wreath to honor Cuban National Hero, Jose Marti, at the Memorial Monument in the Revolution Square. He is also expected to meet with Cuban National Assembly President, Esteban Lazo.