Chargé d’Affaires Haviland’s New Year Message

Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland’s New Year Message Highlights Continuity of U.S. Engagement in Cote d’Ivoire

Chargé d’Affaires Andrew Haviland stressed the continued engagement of the United States government (USG) in Cote d’Ivoire in a New Year media outreach. In the traditional New Years’ greetings offered by the diplomatic corps and broadcast on state-wide television, Charge Haviland used the opportunity to outline the four pillars of Mission Abidjan’s Integrated Country Strategy strategy and to reinforce the enduring partnership between our two countries.

Building upon that message, Chargé Haviland conducted two in-depth radio interviews with nationwide broadcasters Radio Cote d’Ivoire and the UN radio, ONUCI-FM, to provide concrete examples of the USG’s work in governance, shared economic prosperity, strengthening health systems and security sector reform. Chargé Haviland noted the traditional bipartisan support for much of the USG’s efforts in Cote d’Ivoire, such as the PEPFAR and Millennium Challenge Corporation (MCC)  programs.