Australia is committed to working in partnership with Seychelles and other countries in the region to tackle maritime security challenges including drug trafficking and illegal fishing, the Australian High Commissioner to Seychelles said.
Following a courtesy call to President Danny Faure at State House, Victoria on Tuesday, Jenny Dee told the press that the Australian alumni in Seychelles are helping to achieve this.
“My visit was timed to coincide with a workshop held on Monday by Australian alumni with stakeholders looking at community-based drug rehabilitation programme. The number one priority for the Seychelles’ government and concerned stakeholders is addressing the drug crisis,” said Dee.
She added that her visit to the 115-island archipelago in the western Indian Ocean coincides with important announcements in the blue economy sector.