The Côte d'Ivoire is the regional economic motor of West Africa, and accounts for 40 percent of the economic activity in this region (the zone of UEMOA/WAEMU). However, political turmoil which began in the late 1990s turned into civil war in the 2000s. After a series of peace agreements during 2000s, a presidential election was finally held in 2010, which leaded to the political crisis in March 2011. The following month, the situation was brought to be concluded by force, and a new cabinet was formed followed by the progresses of the reconciliation, the restoration of the reinforcement of the capacity of the government and the reconstruction. Due to the post-election crisis in 2010, Japan suspended its bilateral cooperation. However, Japan decided to resume its cooperation after subsequent amelioration of the security in Côte d'Ivoire. JICA starts to consider its strategy of bilateral cooperation to Côte d'Ivoire in accordance with the priorities of new government and the challenges of this country.
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