In Antananarivo on Tuesday, the public broadcasters of India and Madagascar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) to investigate co-production of programs, training, and people exchange. The MoU calls for partnership between Prasar Bharati in India and ORTM in Madagascar (Office de la Radio et de la Television). In a tweet, the Indian embassy in Madagascar and Comoros said, “An MoU on cooperation and collaboration in broadcasting between Prasar Bharati, India, and ORTM (Office de la Radio et de la Television) Madagascar was signed today in Antananarivo by Ambassador Abhay Kumar and BELALAHY Jean Yves, Director General of ORTM.” Under the terms of the agreement, Madagascar National Television will broadcast Prasar Bharati’s own productions.
Last week, Ambassador Abhay Kumar met Madagascar’s Minister of Transport and Meteorology Rolland Ranjatoelina and discussed the possibility of starting a direct flight between Mumbai and Antananarivo. “Ambassador Abhay Kumar met M Rolland Ranjatoelina, Hon’ble Minister of Transport and #Meteorology of Madagascar today. They discussed the possibility of starting a direct flight between #Mumbai and #Antananarivo,” Ambassador Abhay Kumar said in a tweet on Thursday.
“The MoU aims at the exchange of Programmes, exploring co-production of Programmes and Training/Exchange of Personnel. Madagascar National Television will broadcast programmes from internal productions of Prasar Bharati in fields of culture, education, science, sports among others,” the embassy said in another tweet. Recently, India and Madagascar have increased bilateral engagement in several domains and are exploring various outlets for cooperation.
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