On the occasion of the 32nd Ordinary Session of the Assembly of the African Union (AU), which took place on 10-11 February 2019 in Addis Ababa, the AU applauded the efforts of the Seychelles in advancing the Blue Economy agenda.

During his speech, the Vice President of the Seychelles, Vincent Meriton, presented a stock taking report on the Blue Economy,  highlighting the experiences, challenges, achievements and upcoming plans of the Seychelles in advancing the Blue Economy agenda. Vice President Meriton declared that “the Blue Economy represents a key that will unlock the door to an abundance of opportunities to make Africa the economic powerhouse and land of well-being that we all aspire to” and he further re-assured the Assembly of the Seychelles’ commitment to work with the Commission, regional economic communities and Member States to develop innovative strategic frameworks, leading to tangible targets responding to grass root country and continental needs, in line with Agenda 2063.

The Assembly was an opportune moment for the Heads of State and Government of the AU to review and  substantial recommendations presented in various reports, on thematic issues ranging from climate change, education, science and innovation, the reform of the United Nations Security Council (C10), Agenda 2063, terrorism and violent extremism in Africa, corruption, health financing, and political integration of the African continent. These issues featured highly on the AU agenda.

Visit the  website of the Seychellois Department of Foreign Affairs to have further information on the presentation of Vice President Meriton.

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