Foreign relations of Seychelles

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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.

The government of the Seychelles withdrew diplomatic recognition of the Sahrawi Arab Democratic Republic on March 17, 2008, according to an official government source.[1]

Bilateral relations[edit]

Country Formal Relations Began Notes
 Armenia 19 April 2006
  • Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on April 19, 2006.[2]
 Azerbaijan 2 November 1994[3] Diplomatic relations between the two countries were established on November 2, 1994.[3]
 Belize 11 September 1991

Both countries established diplomatic relations on 11 September 1991.[4]

 Brazil 1986
  • Brazil is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Seychelles is accredited to Brazil from its embassy in Havana, Cuba.
 Canada
  • Canada is accredited to the Seychelles from its high commission in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
  • Seychelles is accredited to Canada from its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City.
 China See China–Seychelles relations
  • China has an embassy in Victoria.
  • Seychelles has an embassy in Beijing and a consulate-general in Shanghai.
 Croatia 30 September 1997

Both countries established diplomatic relations on September 30, 1997.[5][6]

 Cuba
  • Cuba has an embassy in Victoria.
  • Seychelles has an embassy in Havana.
 Cyprus
 Ethiopia
  • Ethiopia is accredited to the Seychelles from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.
  • Seychelles has an embassy in Addis Ababa.
 France
Embassy of Seychelles in Paris
 Georgia 15 March 2013

Both countries established diplomatic relations on March 15, 2013.[10][11]

 Greece
  • Greece is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.[12]
  • Seychelles is accredited to Greece from its embassy in Paris, France.[12]
 Guyana 28 April 1993
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations on April 28, 1993.[13]
  • Both countries are full members of the Commonwealth of Nations.
  • Seychelles is accredited to Guyana from its embassy in Havana, Cuba.
 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.[14] This made India-Seychelles relations stronger. The Seychelles also praised the Indian Navy for their anti-piracy operations.[14]

 Kenya
  • Seychelles is accredited to Kenya from its embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
 Malaysia See Malaysia–Seychelles relations
  • Malaysia is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Harare, Zimbabwe.
  • Seychelles has a high commission in Kuala Lumpur.
 Madagascar
  • Madagascar is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius.
 Mauritius
  • Mauritius has an honorary consulate in Victoria.
  • Seychelles has an honorary consulate in Port Louis.

Both are the members of Commonwealth of Nations and La Francophonie.

 Mexico 1986
  • Mexico is accredited to the Seychelles from its embassy in Nairobi, Kenya.[17]
  • Seychelles is accredited to Mexico from its embassy in Havana, Cuba.
 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.[18]

 Russia 30 June 1976 See Russia–Seychelles relations

Diplomatic relations between Seychelles and the Soviet Union were established on 30 June 1976, a day after the island nation gained its independence from the United Kingdom.[19]

  • Russia has an embassy in Victoria.[20]
  • Seychelles is accredited to Russia from its embassy in Paris, France and maintains an honorary consulate in Saint Petersburg.
 Serbia 1977
  • Both countries have established diplomatic relations in 1977.[21]
  • A number of bilateral agreements have been concluded and are in force between both countries.[22]
 South Africa
  • Seychelles has a high commission in Pretoria.
  • South Africa is accredited to Seychelles from its high commission in Port Louis, Mauritius.
 South Korea 28 June 1976

Both countries established diplomatic relations on June 28, 1976.[23]

 Spain See Seychelles–Spain relations
  • Seychelles is accredited to Spain from its embassy in Paris, France.
  • Spain is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
  Switzerland
  • Both countries established diplomatic relations in the 1980s.[24]
  • Both countries are full members of the Organisation internationale de la Francophonie.
  • Seychelles is accredited to Switzerland from its embassy in Paris, France.
  • Switzerland is accredited to Seychelles from its embassy in Antananarivo, Madagascar.
 Turkey 1995[25]
  • Embassy of Seychelles in Paris is accredited to Turkey.[25]
  • The Turkish Embassy in Nairobi is accredited to Seychelles.[25]
  • Trade volume between the two countries was US$25.4 million in 2019 (Turkish exports/imports: 17.7/7.7 million USD).[25]
 United Arab Emirates
  • Seychelles has an embassy in Abu Dhabi.
  • UAE has an embassy in Victoria.
 United Kingdom 1976

The Seychelles became a crown colony separate from Mauritius in 1903 and independence was granted in 1976, as a republic within the Commonwealth.

  • Seychelles has a high commission in London.
  • United Kingdom has a high commission in Victoria.
 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. Public Domain 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)[26]

  • Seychelles is accredited to the United States from its Permanent Mission to the United Nations in New York City.
  • United States is accredited to the Seychelles from its embassy in Port Louis, Mauritius.
 Vietnam

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.[27]

Both countries are members of La Francophonie.

The Seychelles and the Commonwealth of Nations[edit]

The Seychelles is a member state of the Commonwealth of Nations.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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