Ambassador Bell Outlines American Policy in Côte d’Ivoire On First Visit Outside of Abidjan
From November 19 to November 29, 2019
On November 19-22, Ambassador Richard Bell travelled to Yamoussoukro and Bouake for his first trip outside the capital Abidjan and used the opportunity to speak to community radio stations on the USG’s priorities in Côte d’Ivoire. Ambassador Bell, who visited Walé health center, a PEPFAR-sponsored project that provides care for people living with HIV in Yamoussoukro, said, “I am proud of the PEPFAR program that allows hundreds of thousands of Ivorians to stay alive instead of dying from AIDS.” In Bouake, Ambassador Bell told students and members of the civil society organizations that “democracy is the best system” of governance. He also underscored the important role that Côte d’Ivoire is playing in the economy of the sub-region. The Ambassador’s interviews with the two radio stations reached thousands of listeners.