Government The Ivory Coast embassy celebrates the festivity of the independence of its country The Embassy of Ivory Coast in Malabo held on August 7 the 54th anniversary of its independence. The Ambassador, Fatimata Toure, in addition to reporting on the emergence plan of her country, paid tribute to Felix Houphouet Boigny, former president of Ivory Coast, recognizing his work and his determination for the country's development.


The Hotel Sofitel Presidente was the venue chosen by the embassy of Ivory Coast to commemorate the 54th anniversary of its independence. The ceremony began with the arrival of Secretary of State for State Assets of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Maria Angeles Miaga Bibang, followed by the singing of the national anthems of Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast.

Ambassador Fatimata Toure, on behalf of President Alassane Ouattara and his Government, thanked the guests for their presence and said his country is working on a plan that involves the creation of jobs for youth, building social housing, as well as the realization of other social projects.

During her speech, the ambassador said that since the accession to power of Alassane Ouattara, they are working to improve relations of Ivory Coast with all the countries of the world and the internal living conditions of the Ivorians, with the creation of jobs to address the insecurity that many activities suffered due to the prolonged severe crisis throughout the nation.

- "Peace is a prerequisite for any development. Alassane Ouattara has also created a Dialogue Commission of Truth and Reconciliation (CDVR) to instill dynamic tolerance and solidarity, for the emergence of Ivory Coast," said Fatimata Toure.

Regarding the relations between Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast, she stressed that the two countries are cooperating in the field of hydrocarbons with a protocol agreement signed in Abidjan (Ivory Coast) in November 2013, and there are other agreements, such as that of agriculture and human resources, awaiting the celebration this year of the Joint Commission between the two countries.

The Secretary of State for State Assets of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Maria Angeles Miaga Bibang, in addition to congratulating the Ivorian people for their independence day, said that the events that Ivory Coast has experienced in recent years should serve to establish a peaceful coexistence for the country's development. In her speech, Miaga Bibang also acknowledged the support this African country offered to Equatorial Guinea to reach its independence and stated that the Government of Equatorial Guinea appreciates the efforts of the Ivorian Executive in the peaceful construction and reconciliation of its citizens.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet).
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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