Working visit in Washington:
Dominique Ouattara to the women of the Diaspora:
"Return! Côte d'Ivoire needs you"
Over an hour of communion between the Ivorians living in Uncle Sam’s country and the First Lady, Mrs. Dominique Ouattara at the diplomatic representation at 2424 Massachusetts Avenue North West, Washington DC 20008. The women of the Diaspora have come across the host country and even from France to hear the message of the wife of the President of the Republic and especially the news from homeland.
"Côte d'Ivoire is doing well; things are going better and better. The President of the Republic and the Ministers are working to reduce the cost of living, "said Mrs. Dominique Ouattara. About the high cost of living in Côte d'Ivoire, the First Lady explained that it is a global phenomenon which the Head of State is working on so as to respond appropriately.
Dominique Ouattara told her sisters that the country is becoming radiant, cleaner and many investors come knocking on our doors, which implies employment opportunities. "Return to Côte d’Ivoire! Côte d'Ivoire needs you, "insisted the First Lady. In addition, she encouraged her sisters living in the United States to leave aside their differences and speak with one voice. That is why she encouraged them to discuss and wash the dirty linen at home. "Our country has suffered a lot today, we need peace both inside and outside," noted the head of state’ wife. Before, the First Lady said she was in Washington on invitation of Mrs. Hilary Clinton, Secretary of State, in the framework of strengthening cooperation between Côte d'Ivoire and the United States, namely, regarding the fight against child trafficking, exploitation and labor.
"Women of the Diaspora, you are precious to the President of the Republic. Return from exile, there's room for everyone, "said for her part the Minister of Family, Women and Children accompanying the First Lady in this mission. She also announced that two draft laws are ready. One is related to the presence of at least 30% of women in decision-making bodies and another on gender-based violence. The latter considers rape and other ones as crimes. Like the First Lady, Mrs. Raymonde Goudou Coffie, urged the Ivorians living in the United States to reconciliation and harmony.