Coming from Mauritius where he had been on a two-day visit, Ban was welcomed at the Ivato airport by Madagascar President Hery Rajaonarimampianina, who was accompanied by several government officials.
“Ban Ki-moon will hold talks with Madagascar’s key development partners, private sector players as well as civil society actors,” a statement released on the same day by the UN, indicated.
The UN chief is also expected to meet with Madagascar’s president as well as the head of the country’s Senate.
This was Ban’s first visit to Madagascar, and the second for a UN secretary-general after that of his predecessor, Kofi Annan. Enditem