Airbus, Côte d’Ivoire sign agreement to develop country’s aerospace sector

Global aerospace major Airbus has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of the Côte d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast) to create a cooperation framework which, in turn, will facilitate the development of the West African country’s aerospace industry. The Côte d’Ivoire government has identified this sector as “strategic” for the country’s economic development. “We are confident that this partnership with Airbus will contribute to Côte d’Ivoire’s economic growth as well as support us [to] build a stronger framework for industrial development, creation of jobs and capacity building for our country,” said Ivorian Vice-President Daniel Kablan Duncan. “We are committed to deliver on our vision and make Côte d’Ivoire a hub for aerospace technology in Africa.”