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Seychelles President welcomed the accreditation of the new Turkish Ambassador

The new Ambassador of the Republic of Türkiye to the Republic of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Subutay Yüksel, presented his credentials to President Wavel Ramkalawan during an accreditation ceremony held at State House this morning.

The President congratulated H.E. Ambassador Yüksel on his accreditation, which will enable the two countries to further enhance their bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest.

“Turkey is a key partner to Seychelles where trade is concerned. We have also good relations in direct airline connection, which I hope will increase its frequency during your tenure. Rest assured that you would receive all the support from my Government so that we can further strengthen our trade cooperation and find new avenues of cooperation in various other fields for the betterment of our two countries,” said the Head of State.

President Ramkalawan also expressed his solidarity and that of the people of Seychelles to the people of Turkey following the devastating earthquake that struck Türkiye.

In the light of efforts to bring the relations to new heights, the Head of State and H.E. Ambassador Yüksel further discussed different sectors that Seychelles and Türkiye can collaborate such as in tourism, airport management, energy, health, education, military and maritime security.

Speaking to the press after the meeting, Ambassador Yüksel thanked the people of Seychelles who donated relief products, which included blankets, winter gear, mattresses and among others which were distributed to those affected by the earthquake disaster. He expressed gratitude for the generosity of the Seychellois people and underlined that the Turkish government will not forget the sincere solidarity.

He described his meeting with the Head of State as fruitful and reciprocated the interest that both Seychelles and Türkiye have the potential to develop further their relations.

Seychelles and Türkiye established diplomatic relations on 22nd June 1995. H.E. Mr. Yüksel will be based in Nairobi, Kenya. Following his accreditation, H.E. Ambassador Yüksel also paid a courtesy visit to the Vice-President, Mr. Ahmed Afif.

Also present this morning was the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvestre Radegonde, Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Vivienne Fock-Tave Director General Bilateral Affairs Division, Department of Foreign Affairs, Ms. Lindy Ernesta, the Honorary Council for the Türkiye in Seychelles, Mr. Rajasimhan Ramani, and Second Secretary, Department of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Ryan Adeline.