Ivory Coast

​​I. Country Profile

Country:Republic of Ivory Coast
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:Abdallah Albert Toikeusse Mabri (since 12 January 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 : 600 (2015)

GDP (Nominal):USD 34,25 billion (World Bank, 2014)
GDP (Per Capita):USD 1.545,9 (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Exchange Reserve:USD 4,5 billion (World Bank, 2014)
Foreign Direct Investment:USD 462 milion (World Bank, 2014)
Total Value of International Trade:USD 24,2 billion (World Bank, 2014) Surplus USD 1,8 billion
GDP Growth:8,4 % (World Bank, 2015)
Strategic Industries:Plantation (chocolate, palm oil, bananas, corn), Mining (gold), Textile
Country Representative:

Indonesia:

Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia in Dakar

Ivory Coast:

Embassy of the Republic of Ivory Coast in Seoul


II. Bilateral Relations

  • ​Politics

Diplomatic relations between Indonesia and Ivory Coast opened in July 1992. Both countries support each other in various international forums, among others, Ivory Coast 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 the Ivory Coast reached USD 349.3 million in 2014, an increase of 195% compared to the year 2013 with a deficit on the Indonesian side.​
  • Social-Culture

In the socio-cultural sectors, by 2015 Indonesia has awarded scholarships for two students from Ivory Coast under the scheme of Kemitraan Negara Berkembang (KNB) Scholarship.