Yamoussoukro, Ivory Coast – (African Boulevard News) – In a surprising turn of events, Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara will not be attending the coronation of the UK’s King Charles III on May 6th in London. Instead, his deputy, Vice President Tiémoko Meyliet Koné, will represent Ivory Coast at the historic event.
According to reports, President Ouattara had been scheduled to attend the coronation, but due to unforeseen circumstances, he had to change his plans and dispatch his deputy to represent the country. While the reason for Ouattara’s sudden change of plans has not been disclosed, his decision to send Vice President Koné as his representative has been received positively by many in the Ivory Coast.
The coronation of King Charles III marks an important moment in the history of the UK and the Commonwealth. It is a momentous occasion that is expected to attract dignitaries and heads of state from across the globe. Ivory Coast’s decision to send its vice president to the event shows the country’s appreciation for the long-standing relationship between the two nations.
This move by the Ivorian government is also a sign of the importance it places on its relationship with the UK. As one of the largest economies in West Africa, Ivory Coast has been pushing for greater trade and investment ties with the UK. This year, the country was one of 54 African nations that signed a historic free trade agreement with the UK, which is expected to boost economic growth and create jobs in the country.
In a statement, Vice President Koné said he was delighted to represent the Ivorian people at such an important event. “I am honored to have been chosen by President Ouattara to attend the coronation of King Charles III on behalf of our country. This is a historic event that marks a new chapter in the history of the UK, and I am proud to be a part of it,” he said.
Overall, Ivory Coast’s decision to dispatch its deputy to the coronation of King Charles III is a testament to the country’s commitment to maintaining strong ties with the UK. It shows the importance Ivory Coast places on its relationship with the UK and highlights the potential for greater cooperation between the two nations.