Alassane Ouattara in Seoul for the Inaugural Korea-Africa Summit

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire – After visiting France, Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara arrived in Seoul on Sunday, June 2, to participate in the first Korea-Africa Summit, scheduled for June 4 and 5, 2024. This summit aims to bolster the partnership and cooperation between Korea and the African continent.
The summit will focus on addressing current global challenges such as climate change, food security, supply chain stability, and health security. These discussions, highlighted in a statement from the Ivorian presidency on its official Meta (formerly Facebook) page, were reported by Top News Africa.
In addition to attending the summit, President Ouattara’s schedule includes a meeting with his Korean counterpart to discuss strengthening bilateral cooperation and addressing several common interests. Furthermore, he will engage in discussions with various key figures, including former United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon and prominent Korean business leaders.
The summit is expected to provide a platform for significant dialogue and collaboration between Korea and African nations, focusing on shared challenges and opportunities. The participation of high-profile leaders and experts underscores the importance of the event in fostering mutual understanding and cooperation.
This visit and summit participation mark a crucial step in enhancing the relationship between Côte d’Ivoire and Korea, as well as between Korea and the broader African continent. By addressing pressing global issues and exploring avenues for collaboration, the Korea-Africa Summit aims to create a robust framework for future partnerships and cooperative efforts.

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