During the credential ceremony, Ambassador Seam stressed the long-standing relation and friendship between the European Union and the Republic of the Marshall Islands, based on a legacy of shared values, common priorities and successful development cooperation.
''The Republic of the Marshall Islands and the European Union have developed a close relationship in the Pacific, based on the shared values of democracy, human rights and good governance, common priorities on climate change, sustainable development and environmental protection and a successful development cooperation focused on the energy sector under the 11th European Development Fund.’’ Ambassador Seam told President Kabua.
Ambassador Seam congratulated President Kabua for keeping the coronavirus contained and achieving high vaccination rates. He reaffirmed the European Union’s position in favour of a balanced and inclusive regional approach in the Pacific, referring to the European Union as the most successful example of regional integration in the world.
Ambassador Seam underlined that the new European Union Strategy for cooperation in the Indo-Pacific offers new opportunities for partnership with the Republic of the Marshall Islands, with a view to achieving stability, security, prosperity and sustainable development.
“I want to take this opportunity to thank the Republic of the Marshall Islands for taking the innovative step to allow the presentation of my letters of credence as the EU Ambassador accredited in Majuro via videoconference. Digitalization is not only a priority for the European Union, it is also a formidable tool for the future development of the Pacific.” concluded Ambassador Seam.