Country Profile
From The Report: Cote d'Ivoire 2022
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Côte d’Ivoire has a range of natural resources and varied landscapes inhabited by a wide variety of peoples speaking different indigenous languages and practising distinct faiths. Despite the country’s complex political climate, Côte d’Ivoire has come a long way in recovering from a period of civil conflict that ended in 2011. Following a contested presidential election in 2020, the National Assembly elections of 2021 took place in relative calm, a pattern that will hopefully be repeated for the local elections of 2023 and the presidential election scheduled for 2025. Ahead of these ballots, the government has prioritised its ambitious reform agenda and worked to address the main roots of conflict in the country.

This chapter contains a viewpoint from President Alassane Dramane Ouattara and interviews with Kandia Camara, Minister of State and Minister of Foreign Affairs, African Integration and Diaspora; and Franck Riester, Former Minister Delegate for Foreign Trade and Economic Attractiveness of France.