This time will have been good. After an announced and then canceled return, Tidjane Thiam arrived in Abidjan this Monday, August 8 in the morning. He was received soon after by Alassane Ouattara in the president’s private residence, located on the Riviera. The press was not invited.
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As he shows on his Instagram account, where he chronicles, photo after photo, this stay in Côte d’Ivoire after twenty-two years of absence, the Franco-Ivorian banker then went to Yamoussoukro. A reunion with relatives and supporters took place at the residence of his great-uncle, former President Félix Houphouët-Boigny. Tidjane Thiam was also to meditate on the grave of his mother, Mariétou Sow, buried in the family vault, arranged within the enclosure of the residence.
In a press release made public on August 8, its spokesperson, Marc-Arthur Gauthily, specifies that “it is planned on its agenda mainly activities of a family and private nature, with, in addition, some meetings with of the personalities”.