DHAKA, Nov 19, 2020 (BSS) – President M Abdul Hamid and Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in separate messages today congratulated newly elected President of Seychelles Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan.
“Bangladesh attaches high importance to her relationship with Seychelles at both bilateral and multilateral levels,” said President M Abdul Hamid in his message.
The President expressed his conviction that during the tenure of the new President of Seychelles, the existing friendly relations between the two countries would be further deepened and diversified through concerted efforts for the common prosperity of the two peoples.
He wished the newly-elected President all success, good health and happiness.
Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina in her congratulatory message conveyed that the verdict in favour of Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan and his party reflects the trust and confidence reposed on his leadership by the people of Seychelles.
“Bangladesh and Seychelles enjoy cordial relations and share common spirits both bilaterally and multilaterally,” said the Prime Minister.
She pointed out the contribution of the Bangladeshi expatriate workers in Seychelles to the economic development of both the countries.
The Prime Minister deeply appreciated Seychelles’ continued support for the sustainable return of the forcibly displaced Myanmar nationals, known as Rohingyas who have been taking shelter in Bangladesh, to their homeland in Myanmar.
The Presidential and National Assembly elections in the Republic of Seychelles were held from October 22 to October 24 this year. The three candidates who had run for the Presidency included Danny Faure, the incumbent President of the United Seychelles (US), Wavel John Charles Ramkalawan, Opposition Leader from the Linyon Demokratik Seselwa (LDS), and Alain St Ange of One Seychelles
Democratic Alliance, Wavel Ramkalawan won the highest number of votes and defeated the sitting President Danny Faure by 54.9 percent to 43.5 percent. Wavel Ramkalawan was sworn in as the fifth President of the Republic of Seychelles on October 26, 2020.