We, in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, which is coordinating the organization and delivery of the Sustainable Blue Economy Conference, welcome the appointment, by the African Union summit of President Danny Faure of SEYCHELLES as the AFRICAN Union Champion on Blue Economy. There could not have been a better champion for this emerging significant area. Only last week Seychelles issued the first blue bond! We pledge to intensify our cooperation and collaboration with this sisterly country as we, together, explore the range of opportunities availed to humanity by our blue assets. We also look forward to welcoming the Seychelles delegation to the SBEC in Nairobi, next week.
Amb. Monica Juma, Cabinet Secretary.