Axendo Managing Director of Africa, Marieme Niang Camara, was chosen to join the delegation of a high level Trade Mission to Côte d’Ivoire, organised by UK Export Finance and Department for International Trade (DIT).
During the two-day mission, meetings were held with several government officials and ministers to discuss the country’s development plans. A meeting was also held with the Prime Minister of Côte d’Ivoire, Patrick Achi, together with HM UK British Ambassador, HE Catherine Brooker, Michele Dee, Regional Head at UK Export Finance, and HE Sara Affoue Amani, Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the UK.
Côte d’Ivoire is one of the fastest growing markets in Africa, boosted by an increasingly diversified economy. President Alassane Ouattara has achieved a remarkable economic legacy in his 13 years in office Côte d’Ivoire is a top exporter of several important soft commodities. The country is the number-one producer of cocoa, cashews, and kola nuts globally, as well as the leading producer of latex and bananas in Africa. Ghana and Côte d’Ivoire produce over 65 percent of world cocoa output, and most of the highest quality beans. Oil, metals, and agricultural exports are balanced by imports of refined petroleum and processed goods.
‘’We expect Côte d’Ivoire to be one of Africa’s leading success stories in the next three years’’ (Marieme Niang Camara – Managing Director, Africa, Axendo).
Thanks to DMA Invest, the Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office and Steven Gray for their participation and for organising such a valuable event.