Martial Yao to Participate in International Visitors Leadership Program

M. Martial Yao et L’Attachée Culturelle Alisande Pipkin (Dept. of State) ABIDJAN – The Embassy of the United States in Abidjan is pleased to announce that Mr. Martial Yao has been invited to the United States to attend the International Visitor Leadership Program (IVLP) “International Crime Issues.”  Through this program, participants will examine the structure of the U.S. criminal justice system and review how its principles are applied to the prosecution of international crime; examine the impact of international crime on the political, economic and social stability of the entire world community; and examine the issues of balancing law enforcement and security with civil liberties in a democratic society.  Participants will visit Washington, D.C.; San Diego, California and New York, New York.
Mr. Yao is the Head of Cabinet of the Deputy Director General of the Scientific Police Service.

The IVLP is a professional exchange program that seeks to build mutual understanding between the United States and other nations through carefully designed short-term visits to the United States for current and emerging foreign leaders.  International Visitors are current or emerging leaders in government, politics, the media, education, the arts, business, and other key fields.  International Visitors travel to the United States to meet and confer with their professional counterparts and to gain an appreciation of the ethnic, cultural, political, and socio-economic diversity of the United States.  Over 190,000 International Visitors have participated in the program since its inception in 1940.