09.21.11

New Portuguese ambassador to Seychelles accredited

Posted in International Organisations at 12:39 pm by Robert Klien

Alexandre Vassalo is the new Portuguese ambassador to Seychelles.

This follows presenting his credentials to President James Michel at State House on September 20. Also, he called on Vice-President Danny Faure for more talks.

Mr Vassalo is is based in Nairobi, Kenya. He diplomat replaces Luis Lorvao, who was accredited here in 2007.

The diplomat said that he will work to further strengthen the cooperation between Portugal and Seychelles in various spheres during his mandate. He noted: “Portugal and Seychelles have had cooperation agreements in various fields in the past and the two countries have supported each other on the international arena. I hope to continue with this”.

Seychelles’ President and Portuguese diplomat discussed bilateral issues and challenges that the 2 jurisdictions are facing. Mr Vassalo said that Portugal supports Seychelles in the fight against piracy as it understands its threats.

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