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Chinese Ambassador to Seychelles H.E. Mrs. Guo Wei attends the inauguration ceremony of the newly-elected President of the Republic of Seychelles
2020/11/19

On October 26, 2020, the inauguration ceremony of the newly-elected president of Seychelles, H.E. Mr. Wavel Ramkalawan, was solemnly held at State House. Chinese Ambassador to Seychelles H.E. Mrs. Guo Wei attended this ceremony upon invitation.

President Wavel Ramkalawan was sworn into office at State House. During his inaugural address, Mr. Ramkalawan thanked the Seychellois people for their trust and support and thanked the outgoing President Danny Faure for his devotion for his country and for working hard for the benefit of Seychelles. He said, "this election witnessed the victory of Seychelles democracy. The transition is being done in a peaceful manner and Seychelles is an example to many countries, showing how this process can be done in peace, in a democratic way".

President Ramkalawan underlined the need for national unity in Seychelles and to reinforce democracy. He stressed on the need to create opportunities for every Seychellois and urged citizens and leaders to cultivate, uphold and work to the highest moral standards, in the interest of the country. The President also thanked members of the Diplomatic Corps present for their continued support and contribution towards the development of Seychelles. He stressed that Seychelles will remain open and conduct friendly cooperation with all countries on the basis of safeguarding national sovereignty, mutual respect and mutual benefit.

From October 22 to 24 2020, the presidential and legislative elections were held simultaneously in Seychelles. On October 25, the Electoral Commission announced that Wavel Ramkalawan, candidate of the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa(LDS), won the presidency with 54.9 percent of the valid votes.

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