Press release


August 9, 2012

President James Michel has commended the commitment of President Jacob Zuma, the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security as well as the Malagasy leaders for their efforts to find a solution to the Madagascar crisis.

“It is an honour to receive the delegations in Seychelles, where we have, in our humble way, tried to assist in finding a solution for the peace and stability of our sister-country, Madagascar. We believe in the need to establish peace and find the path to progress, and the talks in Seychelles have allowed both parties to make progress and share ideas on the way forward.”

The President made the statement following the full day of talks organized by the SADC Organ Troika on Politics, Defence and Security at the Ephelia Resort, Port Launay yesterday.

The meeting of the Madagascar President of the Transition Authority Andry Rajoelina and the former President of Madagascar, Marc Ravalomanana was hosted by President Michel, and was chaired by the Chair of the Troika, President Jacob Zuma. Also present were SADC Executive Secretary Tomaz Saloma, Deputy Minister for International Relations and Cooperation of the South Africa, Marius Fransman, the Seychelles Foreign Minister Jean Paul Adam as chair of the IOC Council of Ministers ,as well as representatives of Tanzania, the co-chairs of the Troika.

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