Deputy Minister concludes Madagascar visit

Luwellyn L Landers
International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers

By – SAnews.gov.za

Pretoria – International Relations and Cooperation Deputy Minister Llewellyn Landers has concluded his visit to Madagascar.

During the visit, which kicked off on Sunday, the Deputy Minister held bilateral discussions with Madagascar’s Minister of Foreign Affairs Beatrice Atallah where the two leaders exchanged views on various political and economic matters.

Deputy Minister Landers 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,” said the Department of International Relations and Cooperation on Wednesday.

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 Madagascar, Hery Rajaonarimampianina, and Prime Minister Brigadier- General Jean Ravelonarivo.