The United States established diplomatic relations with Seychelles in 1976, following Seychelles independence from the United Kingdom. The United States and Seychelles enjoy a history of partnership and cooperation based on shared priorities. In the Indian Ocean region, the two countries work together to fight piracy and terrorism, strengthen economies, and promote maritime security.
Seychelles tourism- and fishing-based economy is directly affected by piracy in the region. The country has entered into several agreements with international partners, including the United States, to protect its territory and economy.