Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles bids Farewell

23 July 2020 | Foreign Affairs

President Danny Faure bid farewell to the outgoing Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles, H.E Jenny Dee, via video conference call at State House this afternoon.

Traditionally held in person, the farewell call was held virtually for the first time in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and associated travel restrictions. Speaking to High Commissioner Dee in Port Louis, Mauritius, President Faure congratulated her for her achievements during her tenure and expressed his hope that the strong ties between Australia and Seychelles remain and are further consolidated by her successor.

"Our two nations have enjoyed a truly memorable journey together during your tenure. I extend my most heartfelt appreciation to you for your contributions in strengthening our diplomatic ties. I am confident that your successor will devote the same enthusiasm and grace to deepen the bilateral bonds our two countries have enjoyed over the past decades," said President Faure. 

On her part, High Commissioner Dee commended Seychelles for its strong public health response to the COVID-19 pandemic and successful efforts to control the coronavirus. During the virtual call she also reviewed and highlighted key achievements of her tenue and took the opportunity to reaffirm Australia’s commitment to strengthen cooperation with Seychelles. 

Australia and Seychelles established diplomatic relations on 29June 1976. High Commissioner Dee presented her credentials on 8 August 2017 at State House and was based in Mauritius.

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