The President of Seychelles, Danny Faure, received the Blue Economy Award on African maritime sectors at a banquet hosted by the African Union Commission on Tuesday at the InterContinental Hotel in Kenya.
The award, which was presented by the chairperson of the Commission, Moussa Fakki, recognises countries, associations and individuals who have made significant contributions towards Africa’s Blue Economy Agenda, said State House on Wednesday.
“This award recognises Seychelles as a champion of the blue economy in the maritime sector, across the African continent and around the world,’ said Faure.
The head of Seychelles, an island nation in the western Indian Ocean, was attending the Blue Economy sustainable Conference which took place in Nairobi, Kenya from November 26-28 at the invitation of the President of Kenya, Uhuru Kenyatta.
Faure thanked the AU Commissioner for the award and other partners whose support is critical, such as the UN, the World Bank, the European Union, the Commonwealth, the Indian Ocean Rim Association (IORA) and the Indian Ocean Commission (IOC).