The days follow one another and are similar. After discussions with U.S. Customs, Senators Ron Wyden and Sherrod Brown. This Wednesday, September 18, the first Lady met with Senator Lindsey Graham from South Carolina.
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This is the second time in a year that the two personalities are meeting. The first was during the visit last April of Ivanka Trump, Special Advisor to the American President, to Abidjan.
The Chairman of the National Oversight Committee to Combat Child Labour requested the support of the Senator concerning the embargo threat on cocoa from Côte d’Ivoire.
She explained the serious effects that such a decision will have on the country and especially on farmers and their families.
Senator Lindsey Graham congratulated his host on her commitment to combat the worst forms of child labour and assured her of his support. Senator Lindsey Graham told the First Lady that he has good memories of his stay in Abidjan.
In addition, the Senator also congratulated Mrs Dominique Ouattara for providing financial support to women in Côte d’Ivoire through the FAFCI initiative.
It should be noted that Minister Achi Patrick, Secretary General of the Presidency, and HEM Haïdara Mamadou, Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to the United States also took part in this important meeting.