Tue. May 28th, 2024

Ukraine has inaugurated an embassy in Ivory Coast, a day after opening a similar one in the Democratic Republic of Congo, as part of Kyiv’s efforts to expand its presence on the continent.

“A brilliant new chapter has been added to the history of Ukrainian-African and Ukrainian-Ivorian relations,” French public broadcaster RFI quoted Ukraine’s special envoy for Africa and the Middle East, Maksym Subkh, as saying during the event in Ivory Coast’s capital, Abidjan on Thursday.

Mr Subkh also expressed appreciation for Ivory Coast’s “support for Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, including voting in favour of key UN resolutions on the large-scale Russian invasion”.

The Ukrainian special envoy is on a tour of various African countries to open several embassies to counter Russian influence on the continent.

In March, the DR Congo opened a consulate office in Kyiv’s Uzhhorod region, covering the territories of Zakarpattia, Lviv, and Rivne areas.

By Joy

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