Press release

US Ambassador calls on Minister Radegonde

May 17, 2023

Issues relating to the establishment of the US Embassy in Victoria, law enforcement, and the ongoing conflict in Sudan were among the topics discussed during a meeting between the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, and the Ambassador of the United States of America to Seychelles, H.E Mr. Henry Jardine held on Friday 12th May, at Maison Quéau de Quinssy.

During the discussions, Ambassador Jardine expressed his contentment with the successful collaboration between Seychelles and the US Government, especially where law enforcement is concerned. “The US Government remains committed to supporting Seychelles in sharing intelligence and deterring illicit transnational maritime crimes such as drug smuggling, anti-corruption, and money laundering, among other issues”.

They also discussed the situation in Sudan and the potential implications that the conflict may have in the region.  Minister Radegonde indicated that “Seychelles is committed to regional peace and stability and aligns itself with the AU’s position”. He added that the conflict in Sudan is a matter of concern for not only the region but also for the international community.

Other topics discussed were the creation of opportunities for people-to-people ties for the mutual benefit of both countries.