Cote d'Ivoire

​​I. Country Profile

Country:Republic of Cote d'Ivoire
Capital:Abidjan 
Head of State/ Government:Alassane Ouattara (since 4 December 2010, re-elected on 28 October 2015)
Head of Parliament:Guillaume Kigbafori Soro (since 12 March 2012)
Prime Minister:Daniel Kablan Duncan (since 21 November 2012)
Minister of Foreign Affairs:Marcel Amon Tanoh (since 2016)
Official Language:French
Religion:Islam (40,2%), Christian (45,7%), other religions (12,8%)
Independence Day:7 August 1960
Territory :322.463 ​Km²
Population:22,16 million (World Bank, 2014)
Currency:

West African CFA (XOF)

XOF per USD : 617 (2017)

GDP (Nominal):USD 36,2 billion (World Bank, 2016)
GDP (Per Capita):USD 1.526 (World Bank, 2016)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 673,9 millio (includes golds) (World Bank, 2000)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD -413,9 juta (World Bank, 2016)
Total Value of International Trade:USD 21,4 billion (World Bank, 2015) surplus 2,3 billion
GDP Growth:8,7% (World Bank, 2016)
Strategic Industries:Plantation (chocolate, palm oil, bananas, corn), Mining (gold), Textile
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Cote d'Ivoire:

Embassy of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire in Seoul, Republic of Korea (ROK)


II. Bilateral Relations

  • ​Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire opened in July 1992. Both countries support each other in various international forums, among others, Cote d'Ivoire supported the candidacy of Indonesia as a member of ECOSOC for the period 2019-2021.
  • Economy and Trade

In the economic field, the value of trade between Indonesia and Cote d'Ivoire reached USD 104,7 million in 2016, a decrease of 40,3% compared to 2015 (USD 175,6 million) with a deficit on the Indonesian side (USD 533,6 thousand).​
  • Social-Culture

In the field of social-culture, during the period 2012-2017 Indonesian Government has provided scholarships to 3 students from Cote d'Ivoire. In 2017, there are 1 (one) Cote d'Ivoire​ citizen admitted to Darmasiswa Scholarship.