Aug 7, 2017, 11:39 AM
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Pres. Rouhani congratulates Côte d’Ivoire  Independence Day

Tehran, Aug 7, IRNA – Iranian President Hassan Rouhani congratulated Côte d’Ivoire Independence Day to the president of the country Alassane Ouattara in a message on Monday and hoped for expansion in Tehran-Yamoussoukro ties.

President Rouhani congratulated the occasion to the people and government of Côte d’Ivoire and wished them health, prosperity and success.

After being controlled by the French as a colony since the end of the 1880s, Côte d’Ivoire acquired its independence on August 7, 1960. Félix Houphouët-Boigny was its first president and remained as such until his death in December 1993. On August 7, Ivorians celebrate their independence from France.

Côte d’Ivoire is a French-speaking country and has requested that it officially be called Côte d’Ivoire by everyone, even those with English as a first language.