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Vol 46 No 6

Published 18th March 2005


Madagascar

Joining the club

Madagascar intends to join the Southern African Development Community (SADC) in August, according to its Foreign Minister, Jaya Krishna Cuttaree (who is also a candidate for Director General of the World Trade Organisation). He reckons that membership is inevitable, after a few technical issues have been resolved. In Port-Louis in February, SADC Secretary-General Prega Ramsamy specified that Madagascar must 'submit a detailed timeframe and action plan' by 15 June, including assurances on SADC's protocols on macroeconomic convergence, good governance, and many aspects of public administration.

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