Seychelles' corps of Consuls comprises individuals from all the continents, acting in their personal capacity and chosen for their distinctive above-average ability to promote and defend Seychelles' interests.
Being Consul of Seychelles is both an honor and a complex and demanding task requiring constant efforts, an innovative frame of mind and a pro-active perception of one's duties and responsibilities. All consuls are expected to contribute with dynamism to the success of the Ministry and the achievement of its objectives.
In the same spirit of efficiency, and at a time when the Ministry of Foreign Affairs is reflecting with renewed vigour upon its role and accomplishments, as well as upon its
potential for the future, communication between the Headquarters and the Consuls is of growing major importance.
Following our 7-9 March 2005 diplomatic conference at the Plantation Club, and based on the momentum reached and the recommendations put forward, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs has sought ways to respond to our consensual need for more dynamic exchanges in real time.
The launching of the Seychelles Consuls Forum is one of the initiatives taken up by the Ministry to bring greater focus to its work - in a collegial way - to better interact with Consuls, and to address in an open two-side relationship the development issues relevant to Seychelles,
as well as to ensure a regular flow of information, either technical or practical on matters related to consular work.
The main advantage of this forum will be to air diverse points of view on all subjects of common interest and to act as a platform, where experiences, concerns and expectations will be shared, and where proposals, ideas and projects will be debated in a frank and less formal manner.
I am confident that through this online forum we will foster understanding and cooperation between us, with a view to surmounting the challenges ahead.
I thank you in advance for keeping the Seychelles Consuls Forum well alive through your active participation.