Côte d’Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara to address Parliament
Alassane Ouattara, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, will address MEPs at 12.00 on Wednesday in the Strasbourg Chamber.
Alassane Ouattara has been in power since May 2011 when his predecessor, Laurent Gbagbo, was forcibly removed from office after refusing to accept Mr Ouattara's internationally recognised victory in the November 2010 presidential election. In 2015, Mr Ouattara won a second five-year term, with nearly 84% of the vote.
The recent election of Côte d'Ivoire to the UN Security Council, as a non-permanent member for a two-year term starting in 2018, has increased the country’s influence on the international scene.
Debate: Wednesday, 14 June
Press conference: (with EP President Tajani - to be confirmed)