Abidjan, December 14 President-elect Ouattara of Côte d’Ivoire was sworn in in Abidjan, the country’s economic capital, on the 14th.
After Ouattara was sworn in on the same day, he delivered a speech at the presidential palace, expressing confidence in the new term.
He said that at this stage, the Ivorian economy has continued to grow, the lives of the people have improved, and the number of poor people has decreased.
Over the next five years, Côte d’Ivoire will give priority to the development of education and vocational training, promote youth employment, pay more attention to women’s empowerment and social welfare, and provide more opportunities for the population.
In his speech, Ouattara condemned a series of violence before and after the presidential election, promised to punish the criminals, and continued to promote dialogue with the opposition.
French Foreign Minister Ludrian, former French President Sarkozy, former Nigerian President Jonathan, former Sierra Leone President Koroma and others attended Ouattara’s inauguration ceremony.
The presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire was held on October 31.
The Constitutional Court of the country confirmed on 9 November that Ouattara won the presidential election with 94.27% of the vote and was elected President of Côte d’Ivoire for the third time.
According to Ivorian law, the president is elected by direct voters for a five-year term.
Ouattara, 78 years old, was elected President of Côte d’Ivoire in 2010 and won the presidential election in 2015. He has been re-elected ever since.