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       Secretary General Kofi Annan: Historic Visit to Madagascar

16 March 2006

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The Secretary-General’s trip to Madagascar was the first trip to the country by a Secretary-General in the history of the UN. The visit of the Secretary-General was more than a manifestation of comprehension and solidarity towards the Malagasy people; it was also symbolic of the excellent relations between the UN and Madagascar as a member state. Since September 20,1960, Madagascar has been an active member state in the UN and present in the International Court of Justice on Rwanda and the Former Yugoslavia. The Secretary-General’s visit to Madagascar allowed officials from both parties to discuss issues relevant to the UN.

Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan, accompanied by their host Marc

 Ravalomanana, President of Madagascar, planting a tree during their visit to

the president's showcase development project in Antananarivo, Madagascar,

 16 March 2006 (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe)

◊ For further information (French): click here (pdf)

◊ Media Coverage & Press Release

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Secretary-General Kofi Annan and Mrs. Annan, accompanied by their host Marc

 Ravalomanana, President of Madagascar, visiting the president's showcase

development project on the palace grounds in Antananarivo, Madagascar,

 16 March 2006 (UN Photo: Eskinder Debebe)

    

    

 

    

 

 

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