Press release

Vice President Attends Kenyan Presidential Inauguration

April 10, 2013


Vice President Danny Faure has personally delivered a message of congratulations on behalf of President James Michel to the President of the Republic of Kenya, H. E Uhuru Kenyatta, at his inauguration ceremony held yesterday.

During his visit to Nairobi, the Vice President also conveyed his felicitations to the newly sworn in Vice President, H.E Mr. William Ruto.

The Vice President has hailed the strength of the long-standing relations between the two countries and has welcomed the renewed resolve of the President, as declared in his inauguration speech, to fight terrorism and piracy in all its forms.

“Seychelles and Kenya share a unique region that is renowned for its beauty and cultural diversity. We must continue to work together to promote mutual benefit through industries such as tourism. While we also reiterate our resolve to combat threats such as piracy. We congratulate Kenya on its continued strong stance on this issue as highlighted by President Kenyatta, and Seychelles will continue to work together on this matter,” the Vice President has stated.

The Vice President was accompanied by Jean-Paul Adam, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, and Hon. David Pierre, the Leader of the Opposition in the National Assembly.

Vice President Faure noted that the spirit of the ceremony was one of unity beyond party lines, and that Seychelles has once again illustrated its commitment to inclusion and dialogue by sending such a delegation to the ceremony.

Seychelles has also congratulated the Kenyan people who voted peacefully in the recent elections as well as all those who have participated as candidates in the presidential race.  Vice President Faure also congratulated Hon. Raila Odinga, the former Prime Minister of the coalition government on his statesmanship, and for also continuing to advocate peace among his supporters.