U.S. Assistant Secretary for African Affairs Molly Phee Concludes Visit to Côte d’Ivoire
September 30, 2022, Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. Assistant Secretary Phee visited Abidjan from September 28-30 to discuss U.S. support for Côte d’Ivoire’s initiatives to advance security and prosperity in the region. Phee met with Vice President Tiémoko Meyliet Koné, Prime Minister Patrick Achi, Minister of Foreign Affairs, Kandia Camara, Minister of Defense Téné Birahima Ouattara and other government leaders to discuss the U.S. Strategy to Prevent Conflict and Promote Stability, a new 10-year partnership initiative in Costal West African countries Guinea, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Togo, and Benin. Phee also met with representatives of U.S. businesses operating in Côte d’Ivoire.
“In my first official visit to Côte d’Ivoire, I see for myself the impressive economic progress the country has made over the past decade,” Assistant Secretary Phee said. “The United States commends the reconciliation efforts of the country’s leaders and population. We look forward to continuing strong relations with Côte d’Ivoire as it maintains its trajectory as a regional force for prosperity and stability.”