’Muso oa Seychelles o hana liqoso tsa hore “lihlekehleke le tsona li se li ratoa ke masholu a maoatleng.”
Seychelles has 1.4 million square kilometers of ocean as part of its Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ), and 115 islands, and there is no evidence that the islands are being used by pirates or frequented by pirates in the way that the paper suggests. Seychelles immediate territorial waters are safe, and there have been no pirate attacks within this area. However, the Seychelles’ EEZ has been threatened by piracy on numerous occasions; it covers a vast expanse of water.
Furthermore the Seychelles government has not made any “deals with the pirates which would allow them to operate as long as they do not affect the interests of the Seychelles,” as alleged by the newspaper. The frequency of attacks which have had a direct economic impact on the Seychelles economy resulting in a 30 percent reduction in port activity, make any such claims completely illogical. The Seychelles government treats the issue of piracy as an activity that is a direct threat to its well-being and sovereignty and is a committed partner in the fight against piracy in the region.
Lithahasello tsa Seychelles ke ho netefatsa polokeho ea baahi ba eona, hammoho le litšiea tse peli tse kholo tsa moruo oa eona; bohahlauli le ho tšoasa litlhapi. Ka hona, li-Seychelles li ne li ke ke tsa lumella lihlopha tsa linokoane, lihlopha tse joalo tsa masholu a Somali ho sebetsa metsing a eona, ka hona li beha bophelo le mokhoa oa boipheliso oa batho ba Seychellois kotsing.
The release of 11 suspected pirates that the article refers to was effected due to the lack of evidence to arrest and charge them. Seychelles has acted within the parameters of international law and human rights considerations. It is to be noted that many nations have released suspected pirates at sea in this manner due to lack of evidence, and the Seychelles’ forces actions are consistent with those of other partners in similar circumstances.
Ka ho lekana mabapi le ho khutlisetsoa ha Seychelles ha masholu a 23 ka Loetse, tokollo ea bona e ne e amana le ho haella ha bopaki ba molao bo lumellang ho qosoa. Seychelles ha e koale batho ka ho sa feleng, kaha sena se khahlanong le litokelo tsa bona tsa botho le khahlanong le molao oa machaba. Ho ne ho se na bopaki bo lekaneng ba ho ba qosa bakeng sa liqoso tsa bosholu makhotleng a Seychelles, 'me ka mor'a sena ba ile ba tlameha ho lokolloa. Ba ne ba ke ke ba lokolloa Seychelles kaha e ne e le bajaki ba thibetsoeng, kahoo ba tlameha ho lelekoa ka sefofane se khethehileng ho ea Somalia (ha ho na lifofane tse reriloeng tse teng). Ka hona ha ho na 'kutloisiso' e ileng ea fihleloa le masholu a maoatleng.
Re lokela ho hlokomela hape, hore Rephaboliki ea Kenya, le Rephabliki ea Seychelles ke tsona feela linaha tse lekileng ho nka masholu a maoatleng ka sepheo sa ho qosa sebakeng seo.
Somalia e tletse menyenyetsi, joalo ka sechaba sa ts'ireletso seo lingoloa li buang ka sona. Leha ho le joalo menyenyetsi ena e behiloe khahlano le semelo sa likhohlano, botlokotsebe le ho hloka botsitso lipolotiking.
Seychelles has made every effort to combat piracy in the region. Since February, President James Michel has been working to develop military cooperation with international partners with the aim of creating a surveillance hub for international forces in Seychelles.
Sena se kenyelelitse ho emisoa ha Likoloi tsa Aerial tse sa Runngoeng (UAVs) Seychelles ke US. Seychelles e hahamalletse ts'ebetso e khahlano le bosholu ka tšebelisano e matla le NATO, EU, Russia, China le US Navy Forces sebakeng seo.
The Seychelles government considers that long term solutions lies in Somalia and it is committed to support all initiatives that aim to bring peace and stability back to Somalia.
Mohloli: Ofisi ea Mopresidente, Rephabliki ea Seychelles