MADAGASCAR RECEIVES CEO OF THE AFRICAN PEER REVIEW
PUBLISHED BY: APRMPOSTED: 28-08-2019
Antananarivo, Madagascar, 22 August 2019. On behalf of the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Tahirimiakadaza Ratsimandao, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, received in audience Prof. Eddy Maloka, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the African Peer Review Continental Secretariat. The CEO was accompanied by the APRM Continental Secretariat Head of Country Review Coordination, Dr. Rachel Mukamunana and the Universal accession Coordinator, Mr. Valery Yao Yao.In his statement, Prof. Eddy Maloka expressed appreciation to the Government of Madagascar for granting a courtesy call to the APRM delegation and likewise to H.E. Niaina Andriantsitohaina, Minister of Foreign Affairs, for facilitating the communication with the Government and planning the mission to Madagascar. Furthermore, the CEO explained that this mission was part of a series of missions which aimed at implementing the African Union Summit Decision on Universal accession of membership to the APRM by 2023. Finally, Prof. Eddy Maloka handed over the letter from His Excellency Idriss Deby Itno, Chairperson of the APR Forum, formally inviting H.E. Andry Rajoelina, to accede to the Mechanism.Mr. Tahirimiakadaza Ratsimandao conveyed the Government’s profound gratitude to the APRM for the visit. He noted the President is committed to good governance to address the key challenges facing the country as outlined in his presidential programme. He assured the delegation that the accession letter will be transmitted to the President, who will make a pronouncement on the matter.
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