India, Ivory Coast Discuss Bilateral Ties, Trade & Investment

India and Ivory Coast held the First Foreign Office Consultations (FOC) on Tuesday, where they discussed strong bilateral relations that exist and reaffirmed their commitment to further strengthening it based on the shared visions, principles and value of democracy.

According to a statement from the Ministry of External Affairs (MEA), Rahul Chhabra, Secretary (ER) in the Ministry of External Affairs and Daouda Diabate, Secretary-General of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Cote d’Ivoire, co-chaired the FOC.

Both sides reviewed the entire spectrum of bilateral relations especially cooperation in key sectors such as trade and investment, automobiles, agriculture, energy, industry, security, healthcare and pharmaceutical as well as development cooperation.

They also appreciated the cooperation on COVID-19 related issues, while agreeing to enhance cooperation on fighting the pandemic.