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World Bank president visits Cote d’Ivoire

The president of the World Bank, Jim Yong Kim, on Tuesday arrived in Abidjan for two-day visit to Cote d’Ivoire, PANA reported here.

During the visit, Kim’s first official foreign travel since assuming office at the financial institution, he will be able to evaluate the Ivorian economic recovery rate after emerging from a serious political crisis.

The Ivorian government said it was proud that Kim chose Cote d’Ivoire as his first port of call in his African tour, adding that “the visit shows the strategic importance of this country in the economic development of the sub-region.”

Cote d’Ivoire expects to gain World Bank’s approval and assistance in financing its national development programme, estimated to cost 11,000 billion CFA francs over the period — 2012- 2015.

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