Seychelles President pays tribute to country’s founding president on peace award

“We pay tribute to your statesmanship and celebrate with you this great accomplishment,” Said Seychelles President James Michel, commenting on the recent award bestowed upon Founding Seychelles President Sir James Mancham.

President Michel sent a letter of congratulations to Sir James Mancham, after he was awarded the Africa Peace Award by the United Religions Initiative-Africa (URI-Africa).

“This prestigious award is an acknowledgment and recognition of your outstanding contributions in the promotion of peace, democracy, security, interfaith harmony, intercultural dialogue, and development in Africa as well as in nurturing the spirit of partnership at both continental and global levels. We are extremely proud of this achievement which not only honors your remarkable contributions at the continental level but also honors Seychelles and the Seychellois people in what they represent today in their commitment to sustainable development, democracy, and peace. We share your vision and commitment for a peaceful, harmonious, and loving Seychelles,” said President Michel in his letter.

The President added, that through this award, Sir Mancham has claimed an honored and well-deserved place in the annals of the history of Africa.

Seychelles is a founding member of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) .