The Embassy welcomed the celebration by the Chargé d’affaires a.i Rafaramalala sp. Ratsimba Florence Isabelle, of the first civil wedding of the year on January 19th.
The young couple: Andriamanankasina Maminantenaina José Emilson and Rabarijaona Sitraka, marked their eternal commitment, following the Malagasy culture “toy ny lamban’akoho ka faty no isarahana” (marriage contract lasts till death, like the feathers of a chicken), by signing the official register of civil status, along with the witnesses.
A reception was afterwards given to the guests and staff of the Embassy, reflecting generosity, talent and professionalism. After the official ceremony, the young bride gave room to thanks and praise to the Lord God. Godparents have accompanied the delegation from Hamburg, this is once again a symbol of the good relationship between Malagasy and Germans.