Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to develop Côte d’Ivoire aerospace industry and make it a hub for aerospace technology in Africa.
The MoU was signed today by His Excellency Amadou Koné, Minister of Transport of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire and Mikail Houari, President Airbus Africa Middle East.
Present at the signing ceremony were His Excellency Daniel Kablan Duncan, Vice President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, and Guillaume Faury, President Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
Under the terms of the MoU, Airbus and the government of Côte d'Ivoire will explore channels of cooperation in developing the aerospace sector in Côte d'Ivoire in various areas.
According to Duncan, the partnership with Airbus will contribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s economic growth through the creation of jobs and capacity building for the country.
Through the MoU, Airbus will work closely with Côte d'Ivoire’s government, share expertise, discuss opportunities and support efforts in building a robust and sustainable aerospace sector.