President Alassane Ouattara sees transformative potential in Ivory Coast's economic comeback

Alassane Ouattara, President of Ivory Coast

President Alassane Ouattara sees transformative potential in Ivory Coast’s economic comeback — not just for his country, but also for the largely untapped and underserved west African market of more than 300m.

“We’re working very hard to improve production for the west African subregion,” Mr Ouattara told the Financial Times in an interview in Abidjan, the commercial capital.

The president says processed versions of the raw materials Ivory Coast produces are in demand throughout the region, not only in francophone nations but also in Nigeria, Africa’s biggest market with a population of 170m.

Read more: Interview: Alassane Ouattara, Ivory Coast president – FT.com

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