Turkey and Madagascar boost bilateral ties

A deal to improve Madagascan tourism is among the bilateral agreements the country has reached with the Turkish government.

Photo by: AFP
Photo by: AFP

Shot of a beach on Madagascar's Sainte Marie island is shown in this file photo.

Tourism is a key revenue source for Madagascar, generating more than 700 million dollars in 2016. 

This is the highest amount since a 2009 coup caused revenue to plunge. 

The country remains one of Africa's main tourist spots. It has now signed a deal with Turkey to build the infrastructure to expand the sector. 

TRT World's Fidelis Mbah reports from Madagascar's capital Antananarivo.