New York - The Ivorian ambassador to the United Nations, Youssoufou Bamba, welcomed on Wednesday the "strong commitment" of Morocco to the reconstruction of Côte d'Ivoire, while expressing the "gratitude" of the Ivorian people and government to King Mohammed VI for his visit to the African country.
New York – The Ivorian ambassador to the United Nations, Youssoufou Bamba, welcomed on Wednesday the “strong commitment” of Morocco to the reconstruction of Côte d’Ivoire, while expressing the “gratitude” of the Ivorian people and government to King Mohammed VI for his visit to the African country.
“Morocco is firmly committed to supporting Côte d’Ivoire in its reconstruction effort so that it finds its place in the sub-region of West Africa, one that Côte d’Ivoire has always occupied before the crisis in the country,” said Bamba in a statement to MAP at the UN headquarters in New York.
The Ivorian ambassador expressed “the gratitude of the Ivorian people to Morocco, and particularly to His Majesty the King who wanted to come in person to Côte d’Ivoire at the head of a large delegation including government officials and businessmen.
“It is a visit that brought us joy on so many levels, and Côte d’Ivoire is honored to receive His Majesty the King who wanted to come to provide support to Côte d’Ivoire in this period of crisis when the country is starting its reconstruction process,” he said, adding that the strength of relations between the two countries stems from the exceptional friendship between the late King Hassan II and the late President Felix Houphouet-Boigny, a relationship based on brotherhood, solidarity and mutual respect, and which extends today to relations between King Mohammed VI and President Alassane Ouattara.