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U.K. Trade With Ivory Coast Seen Doubling to 600 Million Euros

Trade between the U.K. and Ivory Coast is seen doubling to an annual 600 million euros ($778 million) in three years, said Henry Bellingham, the U.K. Foreign Office’s Minister for Africa.

“Ivory Coast is a very strong country in Africa,” he said in an interview yesterday in Abidjan, the commercial capital of the world’s biggest cocoa producer. “We want U.K. companies not just to buy goods and services, we encourage more investments here.”

Cocoa is the main product shipped from Ivory Coast to the U.K., Bellingham said.

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