Wednesday 22 November 2017

Ivorian leader visits Ouagadougou on Monday

Ivorian leader visits Ouagadougou on Monday
(APA 07/17/17)

Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara is visiting Ouagadougou Monday for a summit meeting between the leaders of Cote d’Ivoire and Burkina Faso, the Presidency has announced.

The two states have a Treaty of Amity and Cooperation (TAC) under which the summit is being held.

Ouattara is expected to land at around 4 pm at Ouagadougou International Airport, where he will be welcomed by his Burkina Faso counterpart, Roch Marc Christian Kaboré.

President Ouattara was preceded in the capital of Burkina Faso by the Ivorian Prime Minister, Amadou Gon Coulibaly who landed in Ouagadougou on Sunday afternoon.

The two Ivorian personalities will take part in the sixth TAC Summit from July 17 to 18.

As a prelude to the bilateral meeting, the Ivorian Premier paid a working visit to Ouagadougou on Friday July 7.

The TAC is a consultative framework created in 2008, and which annually brings together the leaders of the two countries.

It was created by former Ivorian presidents Laurent Gbagbo and Burkinabe Blaise Compaoré, who wanted to strengthen Ouagadougou-Yamoussoukro cooperation.

The meeting is held alternately in the political capitals of the two states, and is an occasion to talk about issues concerning the two countries.

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