H.E Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire
When the President of the Republic of Cote d’Ivoire, He Mr. Alassane Ouattara takes over, Cote d’Ivoire is an economy heavily marked by the socio-political instability affecting the country. since 1999.
To restore the Ivorian economy and restore its letters of nobility to the Ivorian influence, he draws up a development plan favoring foreign investment.
In this context, he decided to set up the SPEE, a new mechanism to facilitate and promote economic and commercial opportunities in Cote d’Ivoire.
By boosting foreign investment, the strategy of the President of the Republic has enabled Cote d’Ivoire to gain dynamic, strong and stable economic growth since 2012.
Côte d’Ivoire’s growth rate has a significant impact on all the countries of the sub-region, in particular on the landlocked countries of the Sahel. Investing in Cote d’Ivoire means investing for the sub-region and therefore contributing to reducing poverty, beyond our borders.
Investing in Cote d’Ivoire means allowing access to a vast market, since our country is a member of the Economic Community of West Africa (ECOWAS), including 15 countries, with a population of more than 300 million inhabitants.
Cote d’Ivoire is also a member of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), including 8 countries, with a population of around 100 million. Investing in Cote d’Ivoire provides access to quality infrastructures, with 2 ports (Abidjan and San Pedro), 3 international airports (Abidjan, Yamoussoukro and Bouaké), road infrastructure, dense and interconnected telecommunications networks and a diversified banking system.