Indian envoy Abhay Kumar called on Madagascar Prime Minister Christian Ntsay on October 21 and discussed ways to deepen bilateral cooperation between the two countries. The Indian Ambassador to Madagascar and Comoros said that the Defence Minister of Madagascar, Leon J R Rakotonirina, was also present during the meeting.
Earlier this month, the Indian Embassy in Madagascar became solar-powered on the 150th birth anniversary celebrations of Mahatma Gandhi on October 2. It became the first Indian Embassy to switch to solar energy after the installation of 8 KW of the solar power plant on its rooftop. The solar-powered ‘clean and green’ Indian Embassy was inaugurated by Raharinirina Baomiavotse Vahinala, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Development of Madagascar, and Ambassador Kumar.
Addressing the diplomats and government officials, Madagascar PM had described the transformation of the Indian Embassy into the first solar-powered, clean and green embassy as a great achievement for the diplomatic world.