Arrived in Abidjan on July 26, Anatole Collinet Makosso went the next day to the north of Côte d’Ivoire in the company of the Prime Minister Patrick Achi to attend, with him, the launch of several large infrastructure projects in agriculture and hydraulics. According to our information, the head of the government of Congo-Brazzaville took the opportunity above all to discuss with his counterpart the cooperation between Ivorians and Congolese in the education and trade sector. This work then continued in Abidjan in the premises of the prime minister’s office.
While the economic relationship between the two countries remains very embryonic – and largely limited to Congolese budget support of 100 billion CFA francs in 2013 (around 153 million euros) and relations between national oil companies – they are preparing to reactivate a joint bilateral commission. According to our sources, it plans to promote more than twenty draft agreements. Abidjan and Brazzaville are also organizing an economic forum which will bring together major companies from the two countries.
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Funeral in Grand-Bassam
Anatole Collinet Makosso was accompanied during his Ivorian stay by two members of his government, Paul Valentin NgoboMinister of Agriculture, and Joshua Rodrigue Ngouonimba, his colleague from Construction, Urban Planning and Housing. Still within the framework of the future commission mixed bilateral, they also had working sessions with their Ivorian counterparts Kobenan Kouassi Adjoumani et Bruno Nabagné Koné.
On July 29, before his departure for Brazzaville, the Congolese Prime Minister was received in audience by Tiémoko Meyliet Konéthe Ivorian vice-president, to convey a message of friendship from the president Denis Sassou Nguesso to his counterpart Alassane Ouattara. The latter was absent from the country on the occasion of an official visit to South Africa and then a private stay in France from July 22 to 30.
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During his stay in Côte d’Ivoire, Anatole Collinet Makosso went several times to the seaside resort of Grand-Bassam, in particular to take part in the funeral of His Highness M’man Adama Cissé-Magassathe late mother of the Franco-Ivorian investment banker Ibrahim Magassa. The latter, founder of the bank Algest Consulting, is indeed one of the advisers of the state Congolese.