Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin is going to Côte d'Ivoire on Tuesday, September 27 for a trip devoted to security and cooperation, during which he will visit the international counter-terrorism academy.
Gérald Darmanin, expected Monday evening in Abidjan, must in particular meet with his Ivorian counterpart of the Interior and that of Defense on the themes of security, according to his entourage.
The minister could meet President Alassane Ouattara when he comes.
This trip aims, it was added, to provide France's support to Côte d'Ivoire in all matters relating to security and cooperation between the two countries in this area.
This is the case with securing the 2023 African Cup of Nations, the final phase of which will take place in January 2024 in Côte d'Ivoire, and the French kidnapping alert plan, which Côte d'Ivoire wishes to implement.
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The fight against terrorism will also be discussed, Gérald Darmanin having planned to go to Jacqueville on Tuesday morning where the International Academy for the Fight against Terrorism is based.
During the discussions, the minister will also discuss the migration issue in all its aspects, according to his entourage.
He will meet, as is customary, the French community in Abidjan.
Before returning to France, Gérald Darmanin will be presented at Abidjan airport with the system for combating document fraud, the result of cooperation between the two countries.