At the end of this visit in Cote d’Ivoire, for having spent four years in the country, Israel’s ambassador, Benny omer had this Monday a discussion with the Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara where he made a point of the collaboration between the two countries.
At the end of this reunion, the county’s diplomat who had conspicuously maintained the old regime of Gbagbo, had affirmed to the press that the state of Israel and Cote d’Ivoire could do marvelous things together in many domains.
The main points raised by Benny Omer were about sgriculture, infrastructures and energy.
Regarding the agricultural plan, Israel’s ambassador had confided that his country contributes to the modernization of this sector by training a number of youths.
“We are in the process of young future agricultural Ivorian engineers in Israel. This year, we had a group of five. Next year thirty young ivorians will follow their lead with a training of 11 months,” he explained.
Regarding infrastructures, the Ivorian president and his host, raised problems related to asphalting of roads and to improving rural roads.
The Israeli diplomat announced the installation of a company which had just popularized a system through a product which allows to stabilize roads, in view of the high cost of asphalt in Africa.
The vision of Alassane Ouattara is to make his country an electricity hub for the subregion, this subject was also addressed by the two. “Cote d’Ivoire is not far from realizing this vision thanks to the infrastructures it had built these past years and I am proud to announce that soon, an Israeli company will build a power station in Songon of 370 MW, to be added to the energetic capacity of the country,” he emphasized.
Glad to return to Jerusalem, the diplomat remains conviced that his successor will take over in order for the projects referred to aiming high are completed.