Côte d’Ivoire – Visit by Olivier Becht (October 25-28, 2022)


Olivier Becht, Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade, Economic Attractiveness and French Nationals Abroad, attached to the Minister for Europe and Foreign Affairs, will be traveling to Côte d’Ivoire from Tuesday, October 25, to Friday, October 28. Côte d’Ivoire is France’s primary trading partner in the West African Economic and Monetary Union (WAEMU) and is a key partner in the efforts to rejuvenate the partnership between Africa and France.

The minister delegate’s visit aims to strengthen the ties between the private sector in France and in Côte d’Ivoire. In light of this, he will take part in the Meeting of Francophone Entrepreneurs (REF) organized by the Alliance of Francophone Employers together with the General Confederation of Ivory Coast Companies (CGECI).

On his trip, he will meet with Prime Minister Patrick Achi and Souleymane Diarrassouba, Minister for Trade, Industry and SME Promotion, and will also meet with Ivorian entrepreneurs.

In addition, this trip will provide the opportunity to highlight the longstanding presence of our businesses in Côte d’Ivoire, promote the role that they play in the development of all sectors of the Ivorian economy and showcase French expertise in strategic sectors, such as sustainable cities, health and agriculture.

Lastly, he will have the chance to speak with consular officials and the French community in Côte d’Ivoire.