Media Statement

07 October 2015

Deputy Minister Landers concludes visit to Madagascar

The Deputy Minister of International Relations and Cooperation, Mr Luwellyn Landers, has concluded a successful visit to the Republic of Madagascar.

During the visit, the Deputy Minister held bilateral discussions with Madagascar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, HE Ms Beatrice Atallah. Deputy Minister Landers and Minister Atallah exchanged views on various political and economic matters. The Deputy Minister expressed South Africa’s support to the Malagasy people for their ongoing initiatives towards the implementation of an inclusive and comprehensive national reconciliation process.

South Africa strongly supports the national reconciliation process in Madagascar, both from a bilateral point of view and as well as within the context of South Africa as former Chair of SADC's Organ on Politics, Defence and Security.

While in Madagascar, Deputy Minister Landers addressed a seminar on " Madagascar and South Africa Relations: The Past, Present and Future". The seminar sought to further strengthen the existing warm bilateral relations between the two countries.

The Deputy Minister concluded his visit by paying courtesy visits to the President of the Republic of Madagascar, HE Mr Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and Prime Minister Brigadier-General Jean Ravelonarivo.

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