Ramaphosa concludes 'historic and very significant' bilateral talks with Ivory Coast

Ramaphosa concludes 'historic and very significant' bilateral talks with Ivory Coast

2021-12-03 02:07:00 AM

Ramaphosa concludes 'historic and very significant' bilateral talks with Ivory Coast

President Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara on Thursday committed to address common problems faced by their respective countries, including poverty, unemployment and inequality.

Ramaphosa said SA and Ivory Coast will prioritise investment in public-private infrastructure projects as outlined in the Ivorian national development plan 2021-2025.SA investment in Ivory Coast is growing rapidly. A number of SA companies, including major banks and telecommunication companies, are operating in the country.

"Several of our state-owned enterprises are negotiating investment promotion activities in sectors such as oil and gas, mining and geoscience,” he said.“By increasing economic co-operation, we are looking to address our common challenges of poverty, unemployment and inequality, with a particular focus on empowerment of women, youth and people with disabilities.”

On Covid-19, Ramaphosa emphasised the need for “an urgent and effective” recovery. He thanked Ouattara for going ahead with the state visit despite the travel bans imposed on SA by some countries after the discovery of the Omicron variant.“The imposition of travel bans on SA and a number of countries in Southern Africa are regrettable, unfair and unscientific. Given that it was our own African scientists who first detected the Omicron variant, it is also a slap in the face of African excellence and expertise. headtopics.com

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“These bans will cause untold damage in particular to travel and tourism industries that sustain businesses and livelihoods in SA and the Southern African region.”

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Ramaphosa concludes 'historic and very significant' bilateral talks with Ivory CoastPresident Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara on Thursday committed to address common problems faced by their respective countries, including poverty, unemployment and inequality. So he ddnt talk about mandatory vaccine 😁😁 Siuuuu

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Ramaphosa concludes 'historic and very significant' bilateral talks with Ivory CoastPresident Cyril Ramaphosa and his Ivorian counterpart Alassane Ouattara on Thursday committed to address common problems faced by their respective countries, including poverty, unemployment and inequality. So he ddnt talk about mandatory vaccine 😁😁 Siuuuu

Cyril Ramaphosa to hold bilateral talks with Ivory Coast’s Alassane OuattaraThe country presents opportunities beyond its borders as an entry point for investment and a springboard to other countries in West Africa.

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