Foreign Affairs

Seychelles And Somaliland Taking Steps Towards Prisoner Transfers

Somaliandpress - Thu, 23 February 2012

London-Seychelles President James Michel and President Ahmed Mohamed Silanyo of the Republic of Somaliland have discussed, in a meeting in London today, the transfer of convicted Somali pirates currently in prison in Seychelles, to Somaliland to serve their sentences. ...more

The EU NAVFOR Commander welcomes the President of the Seychelles and other senior visitors to the Operation Headquarters.

Modern Ghana - Wed, 22 February 2012

BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, February 22, 2012/African Press Organization (APO)/ -- On 21 February, Rear Admiral Duncan Potts welcomed His Excellency President James Michel of the Seychelles; Mr Joel Morgan, his Minister for Home Affairs, Environment and Transport; the Hon Crispus Kiyonga, Ugandan Minister of Defence; Lt Gen Katuma Wamala, Commander Land Forces of the Ugandan Army; and Maj Gen Paul Mella, Tanzanian Head of Intelligence. The distinguished visitors came to the Northwood Headquarters for an update on the EU NAVFOR mission and counter-piracy in preparation for the London Conference on Somalia on 23 February. ...more

Seychelles Exercises Strategic Autonomy

South Asia Defence & Strategic Review - Sat, 14 January 2012

The Seychelles Foreign Affairs Minister Jean-Paul Adam recently stated, “we have invited the Chinese government to set up a military presence on Mahe to fight the pirate attacks that the Seychelles face on a regular basis…For the time being China is studying this possibility because she has economic interests in the region and Beijing is also involved in the fight against piracy." The statement was made during the first ever visit by a Chinese Defence Minister to Seychelles since the two countries established diplomatic ties 35 years ago. Referring to China, Jean-Paul Adam further stated that “Together, we need to increase our surveillance capacity in the Indian Ocean…as Seychelles has a strategic position between Asia and Africa,” ...more

Seychelles President Michel Revisited ABP Beijing

Advanced Business Park Weekly - Tue, 15 November 2011

ABP News - On the occasion of the 35th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between China and Seychelles, James Alix Michel, President of the Republic of Seychelles revisited ABP Beijing on October 20 along with Seychelles government delegation. As early as 2009, President Michel had been to ABP Beijing and stayed at Maya Island Hotel, becoming the first president that stayed in the hotel. ...more

CHOGM 2011: Interview with the President of Seychelles

Commonwealth Journalists Association - Sun, 30 October 2011

Francis Ventura, 21, a Commonwealth Correspondent and aspiring journalist from Melbourne, spoke to His Excellency James Michel, President of the Republic of Seychelles, about issues such as poverty alleviation, youth empowerment, environmental sustainability and Commonwealth rejuvenation. ...more

Royal honeymoon reportedly begins in Seychelles for Prince William, Kate

New York Post - Tue, 10 May 2011

LONDON — So the wait for a royal honeymoon wasn’t so long after all. Prince William and his wife, the former Kate Middleton, have left for a honeymoon at an undisclosed location, palace officials said Tuesday, declining to elaborate on the key details of where or for how long. They also requested the young couple’s privacy be respected during that time. ...more

Promotion de la langue française

Le Quotidien de la Réunion - Tue, 26 October 2010

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Présent lors du sommet de la Francophonie qui s’est déroulé ce week-end à Montreux (Suisse),le président des Seychelles James Michel a signé le «pacte linguistique». Deux autres pays, le Liban et Sainte-Lucie, ont également paraphé ce texte. ...more