Airbus and the government of Côte d’Ivoire have signed a memorandum of understanding to establish a framework of collaboration to support the development of the country’s aerospace industry.
The sector has been identified by the political leadership of the country as strategic for its economic development.
The deal was signed by Amadou Koné, minister of transport of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, and Mikail Houari, president of Airbus in Africa and the Middle East, in the presence of Daniel Kablan Duncan, vice president of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, and Guillaume Faury, president of Airbus Commercial Aircraft.
“We are confident that this partnership with Airbus will contribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s economic growth as well as support us build a stronger framework for industrial development, creation of jobs and capacity building for our country,” said Duncan.
“We are committed to deliver on our vision and make Côte d’Ivoire a hub for aerospace technology in Africa.”
Under the terms of the deal, 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.
“Collaboration between the public and private sector is essential to facilitate economic and industrial growth.
“Through this MoU we will work closely with Côte d’Ivoire’s government, share expertise, discuss opportunities and support efforts in building a robust and sustainable aerospace sector.
“At Airbus, we are committed to supporting the sustainable socio-economic development of Africa through partnerships such as this,” said Faury.