French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire will go to Abidjan for 2 days. Bilateral points are on the agenda.
as reported from Abidjan, François Hume-Ferkatadji
The Minister of Finance arrived in Abidjan on Wednesday night. Formally, this journey shall be a possibility to strengthen French-Ivorian financial and monetary cooperation. This morning, Bruno Le Maire mentioned together with his counterpart Adama Coulibaly the third a part of the CDD, the debt discount and improvement settlement. The 2 males additionally spoke concerning the circumstances for financial restoration after the planetary shock induced by the Covid-19 pandemic. Bruno Le Maire additionally congratulated this morning on the incontrovertible fact that Côte d’Ivoire has withstood the disaster higher than different nations, a rustic that considers it a pillar of financial success in Africa.
The French Minister of the Economic system will even be watching the file on Abidjan’s subway, whose building work was entrusted to a gaggle of corporations led by French Bouygues for € 1.36 billion. The launch of the web site, which was initially deliberate for early 2020, has nonetheless not began. The contract has not but been finalized attributable to a number of hotspots, similar to mission financing or the supply of land by the Ivorian state. The French minister will even journey this afternoon on a part of the longer term street in the corporate of Ivorian tools minister Amede Kouakou.
Amongst the main infrastructure works carried out by French corporations can be the extension of Abidjan Airport, which can be entrusted to the Bouygues group. Matters to be mentioned with Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport. Lastly, tomorrow, Bruno Le Maire will meet with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and Prime Minister Patrick Achi.