Côte d’Ivoire, Abidjan (MAT)- Ivorian Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly exchanged with Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangoté, the richest man on the African continent, on the sidelines of the 48th edition of the Davos Economic Forum in Switzerland.
The interview of Nigerian businessman Aliko Dangote and the head of the Ivorian government focused on “investment opportunities in Côte d’Ivoire,” reports the text.
Côte d’Ivoire, the leading economic power of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA), wants to increase its private investment for the structural transformation of the country’s economy.
Mr. Gon Coulibaly, during a panel on the “Economic Outlook for Sub-Saharan Africa”, held on January 23, gave his vision on the competitiveness of African economies.
“It is extremely important for Africa to industrialize, I do not see any other solutions outside of this option, and for agricultural countries like ours, this industrialization will go through a very strong agro-industry. transformation of our raw materials, “said the Ivorian Prime Minister.
For him, Africa must transform its mineral, oil and gas resources in order to add value to its economy. He noted “the need to preserve the stability of African countries and especially to ensure good training for the continent’s youth, because the competitiveness of African economies depends on it”.
On the sidelines of the Forum, Mr Coulibaly also gave hearings to politicians and major players in finance including former British Prime Minister Gordon Brown. They discussed about development issues.