Four new representatives of the United Nations (UN) agencies, namely: the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the International Labor Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Foundation ( UNFPA) presented its credentials to the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Tourism, Mr. Sylvester Radegond, in the Department of Foreign Affairs, Maison Quéau de Quinssy.
Minister Radegonde congratulated the representatives on their accreditation and, on behalf of the Government, thanked the UN agencies for their support to Seychelles over the years. The Radegonda Minister reaffirmed Seychelles’ commitment and noted that “As a proud member of your agencies, Seychelles remains focused and committed to various issues that are important and crucial to our development.”
UN officials praised the Seychelles for their resilience and management of the COVID-19 pandemic. They updated the minister. They reported on various areas of cooperation between Seychelles and their respective agencies, as well as on future projects and expected results. Strong cooperation, which, as Minister Radegonda noted, has the potential for “expansion”.
Representatives of the United Nations, including the Regional Director and UNESCO Representative Hubert Gisen, FAO Country Representative Charles Mbuli Boliko; Dr. Kofi Agosu, ILO Country Director; and Mr. Kofi Kuame, Country Director of UNFPA; and they are all present in the Seychelles to participate in the annual re-election of the UN country group, which brings together all heads of UN agencies. They were accompanied by Ms. Christine Umutoni, UN Resident Coordinator for Seychelles and Mauritius.
The accreditation ceremony was also attended by Ambassador Vivian Fock Tave, Secretary General of Foreign Affairs; Ms. Amenda Padayachi, Director-General for Multilateral Affairs; and other senior officials of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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