Côte d’Ivoire – Economic diplomacy – Visit by Matthias Fekl (Abidjan, April 27-28, 2016)


Matthias Fekl, Minister of State for Foreign Trade, the Promotion of Tourism and French Nationals Abroad, will visit Côte d’Ivoire today.

He will be received by President Alassane Ouattara and will take part in several working meetings with the prime minister and members of Côte d’Ivoire’s government. An agreement on cooperation in the aviation sector between France and Côte d’Ivoire, a health cooperation agreement and a program to strengthen the agricultural sector will be signed on this occasion.

On April 28, Matthias Fekl, together with 200 companies, will take part in the opening session of the West Africa-Central Africa Business Forum organized by Business France and the National Committee of Foreign Trade Advisors of France, which will be attended by Pierre Gattaz, President of MEDEF. He will also chair a meeting with all of our ambassadors in the region in order to take stock of our economic presence in West and Central Africa.

During this visit, Matthias Fekl will meet with the French community and will present the International Business Volunteers grand prize to the 2016 winners in Côte d’Ivoire.