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President Ramkalawan meets with members of the Seychellois community in New York

25 September 2022 | Foreign Affairs

New York, United States, 21st September 2022: Before departing New York, the Seychelles President met with members of the Seychellois community living and working in New York City in the United States on the sidelines of the 77th Session of the UN General Assembly (UNGA 77).   

Addressing them, the President expressed how honoured he was to have the opportunity to meet the Seychellois living in New York. He reiterated the importance that the Seychellois community abroad can play in the development of Seychelles, therefore, he urged the Seychelles diaspora in New York to follow all developments happening in the country and to make their contribution for the benefit of the country.

Although a fairly small group , the meeting with the Head of State was an opportunity for the Seychellois present to discuss how it is for them as members of Seychelles diaspora in New York, share their challenges as well as share ideas as to how they can assist in the development of their homeland.

The President shared with them updates of his participation at the 77th session of UNGA77, on the socio-economic development of the country and his government’s aspirations for the year ahead. 

Also present was the Permanent Representative of the Republic of Seychelles Mission to the United Nations, Ambassador. Ian Madeleine, Senior career Diplomat, Ambassador Claude Morel and Second Secretary from the Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms Marion Etienne. 

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