Venezuela mourns death of Côte d’Ivoire’s Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly

Minister of People’s Power for Foreign Affairs Jorge Arreaza, on behalf of the people and Government of the Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela, expressed his most sincere condolences to the people and Government of Côte d’Ivoire for the death of its Prime Minister Amadou Gon Coulibaly, who passed away at the age of 61 on Wednesday, July 8.

On his Twitter account @jaarreaza, the head of Venezuela’s diplomacy highlighted that the Ivorian politician “devoted his life to his homeland.”

Gon Coulibaly died at a hospital in Abidjan, where he was taken after becoming unwell during a cabinet meeting according to President Ouattara’ Office.

President Alassane Ouattara appointed Coulibaly as Prime Minister in January 2017, after Daniel Kablan Duncan’s resignation.

Gon Coulibaly served as Minister of State and Secretary General of the Presidency.

President Ouattara had designated Coulibaly as presidential candidate in March after announcing that he himself would not run for a third term.

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