Foreign relations of Seychelles
Seychelles follows a policy of what it describes as "positive" nonalignment and strongly supports the principle of reduced superpower presence in the Indian Ocean. The Seychelles government is one of the proponents of the Indian Ocean zone of peace concept and it has promoted an end to the United States presence on Diego Garcia. The country has adopted a pragmatic policy, however, and serves as an important rest and recreation stop for US ships serving in the Persian Gulf and Indian Ocean. Seychelles' foreign policy position has placed it generally toward the left of the spectrum within the Non-Aligned Movement. Russia, the United Kingdom, France, India, the People's Republic of China, Libya and Cuba maintain embassies in Victoria.
|Country||Formal Relations Began||Notes|
|Armenia||19 April 2006||
|Azerbaijan||2 November 1994||Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on November 2, 1994.|
|Belize||11 September 1991||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1991.
|China||See China–Seychelles relations|
|Croatia||30 September 1997|
|Georgia||15 March 2013|
|Guyana||28 April 1993|
|India||See India–Seychelles relations
In an effort to reduce the increasing piracy in the nearby region, Seychelles requested the Indian Navy to carry out anti-piracy operations in her waters. This made India-Seychelles relations stronger. The Seychelles also praised the Indian Navy for their anti-piracy operations.
|Malaysia||See Malaysia–Seychelles relations
|North Korea||28 June 1976||See North Korea–Seychelles relations
Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between the North Korea and the Republic of Seychelles is June 28, 1976. From 1980, DPR Korea and Seychelles have a good relations in military.
|Romania||25 June 1974||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 25, 1974.
|Russia||30 June 1976||See Russia–Seychelles relations|
|South Korea||28 June 1976||
Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 28, 1976.
|Spain||See Seychelles–Spain relations
|United Arab Emirates||
|United States||See Seychelles–United States relations
Peace Corps Volunteers served in Seychelles between 1974 and 1995. A U.S. consulate was opened in May 1976 and became an embassy after Seychelles' independence in June 1976. The Embassy was subsequently closed in August 1996, and the United States opened a consular agency on September 2, 1996 to provide services to residents of Seychelles. The agency is under the supervision of the American Embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius. The U.S. Ambassador to Mauritius also is accredited to Seychelles. Seychelles cooperates with the United States in many areas of security and previously allowed the basing of non-armed drones in its territory. This article incorporates public domain material from the United States Department of State website https://www.state.gov/countries-areas/. (U.S. Bilateral Relations Fact Sheets)
President James Alix Michel's official visited to Vietnam in August, 2013. The statement says this is an official visit to Vietnam made by a high-ranking leader of Seychelles.
Both countries are members of La Francophonie.
The Seychelles and the Commonwealth of Nations
The Seychelles is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations.
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