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Ivorian president inaugurates new embassy in Abuja


IVORIAN President Alassane Quattara at the weekend inaugurated the country’s newly completed embassy in Abuja.

Quattara, who is in the country for the 60th Ordinary Summit of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) inaugurated the embassy located in the Diplomatic Drive, Central Area, Abuja

The foundation stone-laying ceremony of the Chancellery was laid in December 2018. The three story building sits on an area of 8130m2.

According to the current Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to Nigeria, Kalilou Traore, the building consists of eight ambassador’s offices, 15 Agents’ offices, three large meeting rooms and a Presidential Suite.

Speaking at the ceremony, the Minister of State, Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Diaspora, Mrs. Kandia Camara, said the new building is a prospects for cooperation between the two countries.

Camera said with more than 860 billion CFA francs in global trade, Nigeria is the first African trading partner of Côte d’Ivoire.

She also invited Nigerian businessmen to strengthen their partnership with their Ivorian counterparts.

She expressed the hope that the building will also play an interface role between our country and ECOWAS, adding that the embassy will constitute a solid foundation for the strengthening of cooperation between the two countries as well as for exchanges with Nigeria, ECOWAS and all partners, while being the House of Côte d’Ivoire.

The ceremony ended with a guided tour by the President Ouattara.

The Nigerian Government was represented at the ceremony by the Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mr. Mohammed Mahmoud Aboubakar and ECOWAS by the President of the Commission, Mr. Jean Claude Brou.


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