Madagascar wants Angolan expertise in oil exploration

*President of Madagascar, Henry Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina.

*President of Madagascar, Hery Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina.

11 October 2015, Luanda — The President of Madagascar, Henry Martial Rakotoarimanana Rajaonarimampianina, expressed on Wednesday the desire to see transferred to his country the Know-how of Angola in terms of oil prospecting and staff training in this area.

This was said during the presentation ceremony of credentials of the Angolan ambassador to that African state, Brito Sozinho, at the State Palace in its capital of Antananarivo.

On his turn, the Angolan diplomat thanked for the support that Madagascar has provided to Angola at international forums and stressed that he would be very pleased to see strengthened the ties between the two countries in the domain of crude and Malagasy training of staff in the Angolan National Petroleum Institute of Cuanza Sul province, as well as rely on the experience of that African country in areas such as, cattle breeding and tourism that hold a great potential.

The two interlocutors also reaffirmed the desire to strengthen, more and more, the “excellent ties of cooperation and friendship” that unite the two countries since the seventies.

The diplomat, residing in the Republic of Mozambique since December 2014, is still appointed as the representative of Angola in the Republic of Malawi and the Comoros Islands.

Madagascar is an island country in the Indian Ocean, off the coast of Southeast Africa. The nation comprises the island of Madagascar (the fourth-largest island in the world), as well as numerous smaller peripheral islands.

Madagascar is a biodiversity hotspot; over 90% of its wildlife is found nowhere else on Earth. The island’s diverse ecosystems and unique wildlife are threatened by the encroachment of the rapidly growing human population and other environmental threats.

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