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New ambassador of Finland accredited

presidentTarja Fernández is the new ambassador of Finland to Seychelles.

She presented her credentials to President James Michel at State House yesterday morning, after which she made a courtesy call on Vice-President Danny Faure.

Ambassador Fernández said Finland and Seychelles share a lot in common like in the area of sustainable development, sustainable energy and renewable energy solutions.

“This is an area where we have already worked together with Seychelles in the past and I think that’s also in the future,” she said.

Ambassador Fernández also noted that the globe is getting much smaller and that Finland has been part of the European Union helping the Horn of Africa with its piracy problems.

Regarding ongoing projects, Ms Fernández said her country has been supporting sustainable energy projects in Seychelles like in the domain of solar power which is a past and ongoing project.

She also mentioned Finnish cooperation in security and noted the training provided by Finland in the East Africa Standby Force where Seychelles has been very active in that framework.

“We are looking forward to organising a course this year as well,” Ambassador Fernández said.

Ms Fernández is expected to call on the Speaker of the National Assembly, Dr Patrick Herminie, today.

Source : Seychelles NATION

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