Relations between Turkey and Madagascar

Turkish Embassy in Antananarivo was opened on 21 April 2010. Madagascar declared its intention to open an embassy in Ankara with an official Note dated 3 November 2010. Currently, Madagascar’s Embassy in Rome is also accredited to Turkey.

Madagascar has an Honorary Consulate in Istanbul.

Our bilateral trade volume with Madagascar was around 64.2 million USD in 2016, 78.3 million USD in 2017, and reached to 84.6 million USD in 2018. About 80.4 million USD of this amount was our exports to Madagascar. Our main export products are, grain, iron and steel, electronic equipment, transport equipment, and various finished goods, while the main import products are vegetables, spices, leather, non-metallic minerals.

Around 80 Turkish citizens live in Madagascar.

The Turkish Cooperation and Coordination Agency (TIKA) as well as the Ministry of Health provides some technical and humanitarian assistance to Madagascar.

Turkey, within the framework of Türkiye Scholarships, provides scholarships for university education to the students from Madagascar. 119 students were granted Türkiye Scholarships until 2019.

Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan paid an official visit to Madagascar together with H.E. Minister of Foreign Affairs, H.E. Minister of Economy, H.E. Minister of Energy and Natural Resources, member of parliaments, high level bureaucrats and more than 150 DEİK businessperson on 24-25 January 2017.

Madagascar President H.E. Hery Rajaonarimampianina paid a visit to İstanbul to attend World Humanitarian Summit on 23-24 May 2016 and had a bilateral meeting with Turkish President H.E. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.