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Madagascar - Relations with U.S. (Notes)


U.S.-MALAGASY RELATIONS
Relations with the United States date to the middle 1800s. The two countries concluded a commercial convention in 1867 and a treaty of peace, friendship, and commerce in 1881. Traditionally warm relations suffered considerably during the 1970s, when Madagascar expelled the U.S. ambassador, closed a NASA tracking station, and nationalized two U.S. oil companies. In 1980, relations at the ambassadorial level were restored.

Throughout the troubled period, commercial and cultural relations remained active. In 1990, Madagascar was designated as a priority aid recipient, and assistance increased from $15 million in 1989 to $40 million in 1993. Recent U.S. assistance has contributed to a population census and family planning programs; conservation of Madagascars remarkable biodiversity, private sector development, agriculture, democracy and governance initiatives; and media training. Madagascar became the very first country with a Millennium Challenge Account compact when it signed an agreement worth $110 million in April 2006.The Ravalomanana government is especially positive about ties with the United States.

U.S. Embassy Officials
Ambassador--James D. McGee
Deputy Chief of Mission--George Sibley
USAID Director--Henderson M. Patrick
Defense Attache--Cecil Bridges
Public Affairs Officer--Ellen Irvine
Consular Officer--Jay Epping
Economic/Commercial Section Chief--Brian Neubert
Political--Silvana Rodriguez
Management Officer--Keith Heffern
Peace Corps Director--William Bull

The U.S. Embassy in Madagascar is located at 14, rue Rainitovo, Antsahavola, Antananarivo (tel. 261-20-22-212-57, 033-44-22-000; fax 261-20-345-39. The postal address is Ambassade Americaine, B.P. 620, Antananarivo, Madagascar.


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