Letter of condolence by Prime Minister ABE Shinzo on the passing of H.E. Mr. Amadou GON COULIBALY, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire
On July 10, 2020, Prime Minister ABE Shinzo sent a letter of condolence to H.E. Mr. Alassane OUATTARA, President of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, on the passing of H.E. Mr. Amadou GON COULIBALY, Prime Minister of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire, on July 8. The contents of the letter are as follows:
Following the sudden passing of H.E. Mr. Amadou Gon Coulibaly, I would like, on behalf of the Government and people of Japan, to express my sincere condolences to Your Excellency, the bereaved family of Prime Minister Coulibaly, the Government and the people of the Republic of Côte d'Ivoire.
I have vivid memories of the fruitful bilateral meeting that I had with Prime Minister Coulibaly during his participation in the 7th Tokyo International Conference on African Development (TICAD7) held in Yokohama in August last year, with a view to further bolstering relations between the two countries.
I pray for the repose of his soul from the bottom of my heart, while remembering Prime Minister Coulibaly's strong and very valuable contribution to the development of the partnership between Côte d'Ivoire and Japan.
In the painful ordeal that Côte d'Ivoire is going through at this time, immersed in profound sadness, Japan remains in solidarity with the Ivorian people.
Please accept, Excellency, my deepest and most sincere condolences and the expression of my highest consideration.
Prime Minister of Japan