Cote d'Ivoire Prime Minister Patrick Achi has underlined that his country is moving forward in modernising its economic structures and enhancing aspects of development in accordance with its 2030 development vision, through the optimal use of its natural resources, including cocoa, QNA reported.
Addressing Qatar Economic Forum, Powered by Bloomberg, Achi said Cote d'Ivoire is the largest exporter of cocoa in the world with 40% of global production and nearly
2mn tonnes of production annually, noting that cocoa represents 47% of his country's exports. He added that last year a team was formed to work with the European Union on issuing legislation related to a number of issues, including addressing desertification, child labour and cocoa pricing.
He said that his country's 2030 Vision aims to ensure that raw materials produced are compatible with sustainable development and global consumers who are concerned about climate and pollution issues. He said therefore the country co-operates with everyone and have made great achievements, including meeting with countries, governments and institutions producing and exporting cocoa to discuss fair prices for this globally important commodity.