President Ouattara in China to strengthen bilateral cooperation

Tuesday 28th August, 2018
President Ouattara China

Abidjan, August 28 (AIP) – Ivorian President, Alassane Ouattara will begin a state visit to China on Wednesday to deepen Sino-Ivorian relations.

A statement from the Ivorian Presidency said the visit was at the invitation of Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping.

The two would hold talks at the Grand Palais du Peuple, on strengthening bilateral cooperation and friendly relations between the two countries.

They would also discuss issues of 'common interest.

Accompanied by his wife Dominique Ouattara, the Ivorian President left Abidjan on Monday afternoon.

In China, he would also take part in the Sixth Conference of Chinese and African Entrepreneurs.

The visit would also be marked by the signing of several cooperation agreements between the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and the People's Republic of China.

President Outtara is expected to meet with Chinese Premier LI Keqiang and attend an Economic Forum on Agricultural Processing.

He would additionally participate in the Forum on China-Africa Cooperation, scheduled for September 03 – 04.

“Building a community of fate China - Africa even stronger for a win - win cooperation" is the theme chosen for the event.

The statement added that during the summit, President Outtara would join a high-level dialogue between Chinese and African leaders and representatives of industrial and commercial enterprises.

He returns to Abidjan on September 05, 2018.

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