Seychelles, South Africa Renew Bilateral Ties


The countries of Seychelles and South Africa have agreed to strengthen the diplomatic ties as they celebrate the 25th anniversary of the establishment of bilateral diplomatic relations between the nations.

South Africa’s Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Luwellyn Landers hosted Seychelles’ Secretary of State and Executive head of the Foreign Affairs Ministry, Barry Faure, last Friday for the second session of a commission of cooperation between the two countries which reviewed bilateral political and economic relations.

In a joint statement released, they said “We further agreed to explore other areas of cooperation over the coming years including in trade and investment; agriculture and fisheries; education and human resource development; environment and blue economy; youth and sports; defence and police; tourism and culture; health; science and technology; maritime and air transport; higher education; and social development,”

The countries will meet next in Victoria, Seychelles in 2020 to continue with further expansion.