Wed. Apr 17th, 2024

SEYCHELLES- According to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Seychelles, President Danny Faure welcomed two retired Ambassadors, Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd and Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye, to State House this morning, Tuesday, 25th of July. President Faure, in his remarks, expressed his sincere gratitude to the Ambassadors for having dedicated their careers to the Public Service and for their significant contributions during their tenures in various capacities.

President Faure commended the duo for their service and acknowledged their loyalty during their dispensation as ambassadors, describing them as true servants of the people. While appreciating their efforts, he mentioned that their inputs during service had played a major role in the development of Seychelles.

“You have served Seychelles in various posts and both of you have remained loyal and as true servants for the people of Seychelles. So today, on behalf of the Government and Seychelles I wish to formally thank you both for the roles you have played in the development of our country.”

It would be recalled that Ambassador Marie-Pierre Lloyd was the High Commissioner for Seychelles to the United Kingdom for 4 years. She was the Minister for Health and Social Development before being appointed as Ambassador in 2010.

A flashback reveals that Marie-Pierre entered Seychelles’ public service in 1976 and has held many senior positions, including Roving Ambassador for Women & Children’s Issues, Minister For Health and Social Development, Minister for Employment and Social Affairs, Special Adviser to the Minister of Social Affairs and Employment, and Secretary Of State at the Ministry Of Education, Information and Youth.

On the other hand, after the completion of his studies, Ambassador Bernard Shamlaye returned to work in Seychelles in 1976 as a Teacher at the then Seychelles College. He has served as the Ambassador for Seychelles in Paris for over 4 years. Ambassador Shamlaye also held numerous high profile posts including serving as Minister for Education and later Minister of Culture and Social Development, prior to his appointment as Ambassador in 2012.









Correspondent: Ridwan A. Olayiwola


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