22 June 2021
The Non-Resident High Commissioner Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary of the Republic of Maldives to the Republic of Seychelles, Omar Abdul Razzak, presented his Letter of Credence to the President of the Republic of Seychelles, Wavel Ramkalawan, at a ceremony held at the State House in Victoria this morning.
During the courtesy call following the ceremony, President Ramkalawan congratulated the High Commissioner on the commencement of his term, and conveyed greetings to President Ibrahim Mohamed Solih and the people of Maldives. President Ramkalawan also reaffirmed commitment of the Government of Seychelles to enhance the blossoming relations between the two countries and stated the confidence that the bilateral relations will reach new heights with the appointment of the first Non-Resident High Commissioner of Maldives to Seychelles.
High Commissioner Razzak expressed his gratitude for being given the honour to present his Letter of Credence, and serve as the first Non-Resident High Commissioner of Maldives to Seychelles. High Commissioner Razzak further expressed his commitment to work closely with Seychelles Government with a renewed focus in enhancing the bilateral relations in areas of mutual interest including, promoting trade, investments, culture and tourism between the two countries.
The ceremony was attended by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism of Seychelles, Sylvestre Radegonde, the Principal Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Vivianne Fock Tave, Honorary Consul of the Republic of Maldives in Seychelles, Lambert Bonne and officials of the Department of Foreign Affairs of Seychelles. The High Commissioner was accompanied to the ceremony by the Third Secretary of the High Commission of Maldives in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Aishath Nihad.
High Commissioner Razzak also paid courtesy calls on the Vice President of Seychelles, Ahmed Afif and several members of the Cabinet after the ceremony. High Commissioner Razzak is also scheduled to pay courtesy calls on the Speaker of National Assembly of Seychelles and other Cabinet Ministers during the visit.