19 May 2020 – Meeting to review and address maritime security matters

Type of Intervention: Executive Order
Sectors Involved: Military
Intervention Categories: Planning and strategy
Level of Jurisdiction: National
Lead People/Agency: Defence – Maritime security

Overview: President Faure chairs meeting to address maritime security matters -The President reiterated his commitment to keeping the Seychellois community safe from the threat of COVID-19, and the urgent need to ensure the integrity of Seychelles’ Economic Exclusive Zone, particularly given its primary role as the country’s source of economic opportunities. He also emphasised the need to keep citizens informed of the measures in place on a regular basis.
Full details here: http://www.statehouse.gov.sc/news/4842/president-faure-chairs-meeting-to-address-maritime-security-matters

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Type of Justification: Advice of INTERNAL government advisory committee or group
Source of Evidence or Justification: National – government
Evidence/Justification: The meeting follows on from measures announced by the President in response to the threat of COVID-19. It was held with the aim of reviewing the existing system in place and maintain effective maritime monitoring.

President Faure was briefed on the existing situation and measures currently in place in line with the Public Health Regulations, including the restriction of entry and exit into and from Seychelles via sea. The officials in attendance also detailed the limitations that need to be addressed in order to maintain the safety of Seychelles’ maritime space. Officials present committed to reviewing existing regulations and proposing amendments where necessary in order to guarantee stringent protection of maritime security. It was also agreed that coordination between key ministries and agencies involved would be strengthened.