DOHA: His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani held wide-ranging talks with the leaders of Ivory Coast and Guinea and witnessed the signing of several agreements and memoranda of understanding on Friday, as part of his six-nation West African tour.
The Emir arrived in Ivory Coast capital Abidjan Friday afternoon from Conakry in Guinea. Upon arrival in Abidjan the Emir and the accompanying delegation were welcomed at Abidjan International Airport by Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara
The country’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly along with a number of ministers, senior officials, ambassador of Ivory Coast to Qatar F Toure, Charge d’Affaires of the Qatari embassy in Ivory Coast Shamsan Abdallah al-Sada and a number of tribal leaders in were also present at the airport to greet the Emir and the accompanying delegation. His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani holding talks with President Alassane Ouattara of Ivory Coast in Abidjan. His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani being welcomed by tribal leaders upon arrival in Abidjan.
His Highness the Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al -Thani, and President Alassane Ouattara of the Republic of Ivory Coast, held an official session of talks, at the Presidential Palace on Friday evening.
At the beginning of the session, President Alassane Ouattara welcomed His Highness the Emir and his accompanying delegation, lauding the first visit of His Highness to Ivory Coast, pointing out its great importance to both countries. The president stressed that Ivory Coast is counting on advancing cooperation between the two countries in various fields to achieve the aspirations of the two friendly peoples.
President Alassane Ouattara said that the position of the Ivory Coast towards the Gulf crisis is fully consistent with the position of the African Union, which supports its solution through dialogue and diplomatic means.