Visit of Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire, to José Manuel Barroso
José Manuel Barroso, President of the EC, received Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d'Ivoire. José Manuel Barroso announced support for the country's forthcoming elections, as well as to help social and economic recovery. This was the first ever official visit to the EC for Alassane Ouattara. A package of €125 million was formally signed at a ceremony in Brussels. This money would go towards five key projects to improve the lives of the Ivorian population, specifically supporting the health service, professional training (especially helping young people to access the job market), transport, civil society and governance.