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Estonian Established Diplomatic Relations With Côte d'Ivoire

11.06.2012

Estonian Ambassador to the UN Margus Kolga and Ambassador of Côte d'Ivoire Youssouf Bamba established diplomatic relations between Estonia and Côte d'Ivoire in New York on Friday, 8 June.

In their conversation following the establishment of diplomatic relations, the ambassadors discussed opportunities for developing bilateral relations. Ambassador Kolga noted that Estonia is interested in naming an honorary consul in Côte d'Ivoire. “If Côte d'Ivoire would like to appoint an honorary consul in Estonia, we would be prepared to help in any way we can,” he added.

Estonian Ambassador Kolga expressed hope that by establishing diplomatic relations, economic and cultural co-operation between the countries will develop as well. Other topics covered during their meeting included Estonia’s experiences in the information technology sector and UN Security Council reform.

Côte d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast) is located in West Africa and is bordered by Liberia and Guinea to the west, Mali and Burkina Faso to the north, Ghana to the east and the Gulf of Guinea to the south. The country covers 322 463 square kilometres and is home to over 21 million people. The capital of Côte d'Ivoire is Yamoussoukro. The country gained its independence from France in 1960.

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