Antananarivo [Madagascar], July 30: Abhay Kumar, India’s envoy to Madagascar, has on Monday met with Ntsay Christian, Madagascar Prime Minister in Antananarivo and discussed various ways to further bolster bilateral relations between the two nations.
According to ANI news reports, Kumar congratulated Christian for his victory in the second straight term as the prime minister in the recently concluded elections for Madagascar’s national assembly.
Kumar and Christian, during today’s meeting, underlined the importance and need to maintain the momentum going in Madagascar-India bilateral ties established after President Ram Nath Kovind’s first state visit to Madagascar, becoming the first Indian president to visit Madagascar.
India has conveyed Madagascar “Bhabhatron-11” – a radiotherapy mechanism that will be unveiled soon. Currently, the two Indian scientists are working at Centre for Geo-informatics Applications In Rural Development (CGARD) in the capital which has been unveiled during Kovind’s state visit.
Moreover, India has also offered more than 100 scholarships to Malagasy students under the Indian Technical and Economic Cooperation Programme (ITEC) every year and some couple more under Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR) scholar scheme.