Ivory Coast seeks more economic cooperation with Turkey

Ivory Coast is seeking more economic cooperation with Turkey, PM and Foreign Minister Charles Koffi Diby said Tuesday in Ankara.

Ivory Coast seeks more economic cooperation with Turkey
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 Ivory Coast is seeking more economic cooperation with Turkey, PM and Foreign Minister Charles Koffi Diby said Tuesday.

Diby and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a joint press conference after the two countries' delegations met in Ankara.

"Africa is the future of the continent," Diby said, adding that African countries need to collaborate with reliable partners on the economic level. 

There are currently 18 Turkish companies in Ivory Coast, but Diby said he hopes Turkish investment firms would increase to 500.

“Turkey has fulfilled all commitments so far,” he added. “Ivory Coast’s economic potential is tremendous and this possible cooperation would be win-win deal."

Cavusoglu said that Ivory Coast has become one of the leading countries in West Africa and that Turkey believes it is necessary for the two countries to develop relations at all levels.

"We have discussed regional and international issues, especially in the African continent," Cavusoglu said. "We want to improve our economic and commercial relations with Ivory Coast."

This was the first official Ivory Coast visit to Turkey at the foreign ministry level, since the country gained independence from France in 1960.

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