The 59th anniversary of Madagascar’s independence

On June 26th, the Embassy of Madagascar celebrated its National Day

July 23rd, 2019
Margareta Calugher, News from Berlin
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On the 26th of June, the Malagasy population celebrates its National Day in rememberance of its independence from France in 1960.

On this occasion, Mrs. Florence Isabelle Rafaramalala ép Ratsimba, Chargée d’Affaires a.i. of the Embassy of the Republic of Madagascar invited the diplomatic corps and friends of Madagascar to a reception at the Embassy’s premises in Falkensee near Berlin.
At the event, the Chargée d’Affaires a.i. Ratsimba emphasized that the progress of implementing democracy requires deep commitments, accountability and honoring the social contract. With regard to the efforts of the new government, Mrs. Ratsimba declared that “the strong political will of implementation for better governance, to observe financial orthodoxy, to spare means at state level for better deliveries of social and administrative services, to meet the population’s high expectations, to work more efficiently at a decentralized level, to raise funds allocated to Communes and community level authorities, and to ease investments, those are new”.

The event was attended by many ambassadors such as H.E. Jean-Marc Mpay (Republic of Cameroon and dean of the African ambassadors in Germany), H.E. Nor-Eddine Aouam (Democratic People’s Republic of Algeria), H.E. Ruth Masodzi Chikwira (Republic of Zimbabwe), H.E. Youngor Telewoda (Republic of Liberia), H.E. Yahia Mohammed Al-Shaibi (Republic of Yemen), H.E. Mamadou Kamara Dekamo (Republic of the Congo), H.E. Boubacar Boureima (Republic of Niger), H.E. Dr. Abdallah Possi (United Republic of Tanzania), H.E. Retselisitoe Calvin Masenyetse (Kingdom of Lesotho), H.E. Dr. Marcel R. Tibaleka (Republic of Uganda), the Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Abdul Jabar Ariyaee (Islamic Republic of Afghanistan) as well as representatives of the Embassies of the Republic of Chad and the Republic of Cabo Verde. The honorary consuls of Madagascar from different federal states in Germany also came to celebrate Madagascar’s national day.


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