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Madagascar at the carnival of Victoria

Madagascar Minister confirms the BIG ISLAND's presence in the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles this coming April

Minister Ulrich Andriantiana, the Madagascar Minister of Tourism, Transport and Meteorology yesterday confirmed to his Seychelles counterpart that the Big island of the Indian Ocean will be present at the 2016 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria in Seychelles.

Both Ministers are in madrid for FITUR Tourism Trade Fair of Spain and yesterday met following the UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organisation) Regional Commission fro Africa (CAF) to discus regional cooperation. It was at this meeting that Minister Ulrich Andriantiana of Madagascar confirmed his intention to be present at this year's carnival to Minister Alain St.Ange of the Seychelles.

Only last week it was reported that Mauritius and La Reunion islands had also given their thumbs up to the Indian Ocean Vanilla Islands Events that is staged annually in the Seychelles. This year the carnival will be staged from the 22 to the 24 of April in Seychelles and again the best and most popular carnivals of the world from Brazil, Notting Hill of the UK, Dusseldorf of Germany, Italy, Indonesia are all expected to again be present and to parade together following cultural delegations from the Community of Nations.

Minister Alain St.Ange has thanked his Madagascar counterpart for the confirmation and said that the 2016 edition of the Carnaval International de Victoria is set to be another great carnival event on the equator.

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