Message from U.S. Ambassador David Reimer on the Inauguration of Seychelles’ New President

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October 26, 2020: On behalf of the United States of America, I want to congratulate President Wavel Ramkalawan on his inauguration today.  I would also like to commend all the people of Seychelles who patiently and peacefully engaged in the democratic process.  The United States stands ready to work with President Ramkalawan and his government on issues of mutual interest, including maritime security, democratic governance, combatting drug trafficking and drug addiction, and mutually beneficial trade and investment.

The peaceful transition of power is one of the hallmarks of a functioning democracy.  We applaud the incoming and outgoing political leaders of Seychelles on their commitments to a peaceful and smooth transition of power.  The statements made by both President Ramkalawan and former President Faure demonstrate to the world the strength of Seychelles’ democratic institutions.