Seychelles to Shut it’s High Commission in Colombo

Seychelles is to shut its High Commission in Colombo due to economic constraints posed by the Covid crisis.

However, the outgoing High Commissioner of Seychelles in Colombo, Conrad Vincent Mederic, has handed over a letter to Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena seeking permission to appoint a Honorary Consul for Sri Lanka.

The outgoing High Commissioner of Seychelles in Colombo called on Foreign Minister Dinesh Gunawardena at the Foreign Ministry.

The Foreign Minister complemented the High Commissioner Mederic for his outstanding and significant contributions towards enhancing Sri Lanka – Seychelles relations during his tenure including the Presidential visits in 2017 and 2018 as the first High Commissioner of Seychelles to Sri Lanka.

While acknowledging the staunch support extended by Seychelles to Sri Lanka in the realm of multilateral and international fora, Foreign Minister Gunawardena reaffirmed Sri Lanka’s commitment to enhance close collaboration in areas of trade, agriculture medical tourism, blue economy, hospitality, financial sector and information technology.

While offering New Year greetings to the people of Sri Lanka from the President and the Foreign Minister of Seychelles, High Commissioner Mederic underlined the importance of fruitful cooperation between Sri Lanka and Seychelles which has a huge potential to reach new heights in the post Covid world.

The High Commissioner also apprised the opportunities open for Sri Lankan professionals and skilled workers in Seychelles in numerous fields such as in education, health, financial and tourism sectors.

The High Commissioner also commended on the state of the art service rendered by hospitality and health industries of Sri Lanka by which several people of Seychelles benefit annually. Foreign Minister Gunawardena assured the envoy the early resumption of medical tourism for the Seychellois people. (Colombo Gazette)

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