Antananarivo, 13th July. Prime Minister of Madagascar His Excellency Mr MAHAFALY Solonandrasana OLIVIER signing the Tripartite Agreement. In the picture behind the Prime Minister, from left to Right the EAC Community Legal Counsel , Honorable Nourdine CHABANY, Minister of Industry and Private Sector representing the Minister of Trade and Consumption of the Republic of Madagascar and COMESA Secretary General Sindiso Ngwenya. The signing ceremony was attended by Their Excellencies, Ambassadors of Mauritius and South Africa as well the the Ambassador designate of Madagascar to the African Union. The European Union was represented by Mr Lothar JASCHKE, Head of Sector, Political , Press and information from the EU Delegation in Madagascar . Also in attendance were senior Government Officials and representatives of the Private Sector.