This Wednesday, May 18th, Singapore was host for a very special guest: a delegation from Madagascar, the 4th largest island in the world, located in East Africa, Indian Ocean. The entourage was headed by His Excellency, Mr. Hery Rajaonarimampianina, President of Madagascar, and included other members of the government, and business and political leaders.
The conference was held in the luxurious Conrad Centennial Singapore, and started with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Malagasy Government and the Singapore Cooperation Enterprise, an arm of the International Enterprise (IE) Singapore, the government agency driving Singapore’s external economy. A full day of presentations showed all the economic prospects and how policies are being shaped to foster foreign investment in the country. Delegates at the Forum learned a lot about Madagascar’s people, its culture and the plans the state has to become a bridge between East Africa and Asia.