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Côte d’Ivoire made significant strides towards improving the business climate between 2011 and 2020. These efforts have contributed to economic development, resulted in the mobilisation of CFA5trn ($8.6bn) in private investment and created 58,000 jobs over that timeframe.

Thanks in large part to renewed political stability, Côte d’Ivoire’s sustained high growth in the last decade ranks it among the best-performing countries in sub-Saharan Africa. Between 2012 and 2019 real GDP growth averaged around 8.5%, compared to less than 0.5% over the 2000-11 period.

Côte d’Ivoire is exploring new friendships, in addition to its traditionally close alignment with France and the West. While the years of conflict chipped away at the country’s regional influence and international diplomatic ties, today Côte d’Ivoire is a crucial member of the regional security infrastructure, notably in opposing the threat of extremism in the Sahel.

Peace and stability were consolidated in 2021, with the first inclusive legislative elections in Côte d’Ivoire in 20 years. On the security front, defence and security forces have been mobilised to counter all issues at a time when terrorism constitutes a threat both within our borders and throughout the subregion. We will continue to strengthen our defence and security...

To what extent could Côte d’Ivoire’s membership in the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) strengthen trade ties?

How would you assess the level of economic cooperation between France and Côte d’Ivoire?

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