Ivory Coast president visits Egypt’s Arab Org. for Industrialization
Ivory Coast Defense Minister Alassane Ouattara

Ivory Coast President and Defense Minister Alassane Ouattara visited the Arab Organization for Industrialization (AOI) on the Cairo-Suez Desert Road Sunday, Youm7 reported.

Chairman of AOI’s Board of Directors Abdel Aziz Seif el-Din stated he received Ouattara in the framework of paying more attention to African integration.

AOI is also cooperating with other Arab countries; on Feb. 14, Iraqi Industry Minister Mohammed al-Daraji visited the headquarters of the organization and on Feb. 16 Jordanian Chief of Military Operations Hany al-Manasiry paid the same visit.

Defense Minister of South Sudan Kuol Manyang Juuk visited AOI in September 2015 to exchange expertise in manufacturing.

In other cooperation efforts with other countries, Belarus’ Ambassador to Cairo Sergei Rachkov visited AOI earlier in March and Pakistani Chairman of Joint Chiefs of Staff Committee Rashad Mahmood in January

AOI was established in 1975 to create technology-based military and civil industries among Arab states, according to its website.

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