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The President of Côte D’Ivoire, Alassane Ouattara has arrived in Nigeria to inaugurate a new embassy for his country in Abuja and attend ECOWAS meeting .
The President, who arrived at the new embassy located on Diplomatic Drive, around 4:00pm amidst cheers and pleasantries. He was received by the Ivorian Ambassador to Nigeria and the ECOWAS, Kalilou Traore.
The Nigerian Minister of Agriculture and Rural Development, Mohammed Abubakar and Minister of Women Affairs, Pauline Tallen and other top officials from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and members of the Diplomatic Corps were present at the event.
Welcoming the Ivorian president, the Minister of Agriculture, said that Nigeria and Cote d’Ivoire enjoy a tremendous and efficient relationship, while hoping that the chancellary will deepen the economic, political, diplomatic relations between the two countries.
The Cote D’Ivoire chancellery was initially in Lagos but was relocated to a rented apartment in Abuja in 2002.
On his becoming the president of Cote D’voire, Quattara decide to build the new chancellary in Abuja, which began in 2018 and was delivered in 2020.
The chancellery includes a main building of three level and technical rooms.
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