Madagascar to attend China-Africa summitBy RIVONALA RAZAFISON in Antananarivo | Wednesday, July 11 2012 at 16:04
Madagascar will be taking part in the 5th Forum for China Africa Cooperation on July 18-22 in Beijing, officials have announced.
Mr Pierrot Rajaonarivelo, the Malagasy minister for Foreign Affairs, will head the country’s delegation to the summit.
The summit will focus on the exploitation of natural resources by Chinese companies in Africa.
The island nation intends to put emphasis on certification over wood logging, social responsibilities of extractive companies, access to clean and renewable energies, sustainable fishing and tourism.
Chinese investors were now more and more present in Madagascar, despite the long-running unsolved political crisis in the country.
They have operated significant projects, mostly in mining, infrastructure industry and banking.
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