150th anniversary of the arrival of Norwegian missionaries in Madagascar: October 28, 2017 "Lovasoa Antsirabe Center"

The celebration in Antsirabe of the 150th anniversary of Norwegian missionaries ‘arrival to Madagascar saw the participation of more than 120 Norwegians, representatives of the Embassy of Madagascar in Germany, the Chargé d'Affaires ai, accompanied by her husband and an Advisor, as well as representatives of the State, religious and political figures, as well as those of the civil society of Madagascar.

Indeed, the Ambassador of Norway residing in Pretoria Mrs. Trine Skymoen made the trip to Madagascar to highlight these friendly ties and historic Malgacho-Norwegian cooperation. On the evening of October 25, a diplomatic reception was offered to the representatives of international organizations such as the Red Cross and the UNDP, to Malagasy political representatives, to the representatives of the Embassy of Madagascar in Germany, who in the morning were received. by the new Minister Counselor of the Norwegian Embassy in Antananarivo.

The Norwegian delegation led by the Ambassador announced a donation of 1.5 million dollars to fight the plague epidemic during his audience with the President of the Republic of Madagascar on October 26. The field of education has not been left behind as it has been strengthened through UNICEF. The Malagasy Minister of Foreign Affairs also received the delegation on October 27. The Chargé d'Affaires ai of the Embassy was present at this hearing at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. A revival of cooperation not only multilaterally but especially bilaterally was about the discussion.

On Saturday, October 28, 120 Norwegian missionaries, who came especially from Norway for the occasion, as well as missionaries and volunteers in place, Malagasy authorities including the Mayor of Antsirabe honored with their presence this celebration in Antsirabe at the "Center Lovasoa ". Various high-level Norwegian personalities have shown interest in supporting Madagascar in its development in all sectors including environmental protection, health, education, cultural exchanges, water ... A photo exhibition of the renowned painter Pierrot Man, as well as a cultural concert of which Rajery, known for his talents of Valiha warmly animated the afternoon.

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