On behalf of the people and government of the Republic of Seychelles, President James Michel has extended his warmest and most sincere congratulations to David Cameron on his re-election as Prime Minister of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland.
President Michel remarked that Mr Cameron’s re-election is an attestation of the confidence that the British people had in his vision and leadership. The President posited that both the United Kingdom and Seychelles share deep historic and cultural ties, and a common language underpinned by principles of democracy and shared values, which are continuously furthered by excellent people to people relations.
Mr Michel reiterated his gratitude to the Prime Minister for the United Kingdom’s continued help to Seychelles in ensuring maritime security and eliminating existential threats in the Indian Ocean region.
“The maritime safety of the Indian Ocean is key not only for trade routes and safety passages for other ships but more importantly for the protection of the tourism and fisheries industry of Seychelles which are the pillars to our economy. Moreover, the successful promotion and sustainable management of the Blue Economy will be based on the security of the region and also through the mutual collaborations between our countries,” said Mr Michel.
President Michel expressed his desire that under Mr Cameron’s able leadership, the ties of friendship and cooperation the two countries enjoy would be further consolidated in the future for their mutual benefit and interests of their respective people.
“I look forward to continue working closely with you to accomplish our mutual goals for the continued progress of our two nations,” said Mr Michel in his congratulatory letter to Prime Minister Cameron.
Mr Cameron returned to Downing Street as Prime Minister, and three political leaders have fallen on their swords, after an extraordinary election night in Britain.
The Tories out-performed even their own expectations by winning a majority of seats, while Labour and the Liberal Democrats suffered bitter losses. Meanwhile, Scotland has been seized by the nationalists.
Labour’s Ed Miliband, Liberal Democrat Nick Clegg and UKIP’s Nigel Farage have all resigned as party leaders – though Mr Farage foreshadowed a possible return in September.