Ivory Coast’s growing stability has been lauded by the European Union.
During a visit to the country, Dutch Foreign Affairs Minister stressed on maintaining relations between the Ivory Coast and the EU.
Bert Koenders, noted that the country was in a new phase and has emerged as a shinning example in Africa following its post- political crisis of 2010 -2011.
We must continue to cooperate on legal migration and mobility. I know today that there are about 80,000 Ivorians who reside legally today in the European Union.
“We must continue to cooperate on legal migration and mobility. I know today that there are about 80,000 Ivorians who reside legally today in the European Union,” he said.
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On their part, Ivorian authorities requested for financial support to create an enabling environment for youth in the country.
“We request for investment and financial support so that we can create a conducive business environment for our young people and also for investors,” said Albert Mabri Toikeusse, Ivorian Foreign Affairs Minister.
Koenders recalled the Valletta Summit of November 2015 as a fair and balanced approach to migration agreed upon by African and European Union leaders.
The EU has established a 1.8 billion Euro fund to stem the flow of African migrants.