As the exhibits in the Côte d'Ivoire pavilion demonstrate, this country aspires to open up to the whole world, to dialogue, to live in peace with other countries and to continue its march towards progress. Like Côte d'Ivoire, which faces the Atlantic, this pavilion faces the ocean. Its reflective facade decorated with traditional fabric patterns represents both the past and the future of this country.
Two huge carved doors lead into the pavilion, which is decorated with views of Abidjan and San Pedro. Visitors find themselves immersed in a world of music and dance and enveloped in the aromas of coffee and cocoa.
On 7 December 1985, Côte d'Ivoire celebrated the 25th anniversary of its independence. The country is now one of the world's largest producers of cocoa, coffee, natural rubber, palm oil, pineapple and cotton.
Côte d'Ivoire has transport, communication and telecommunication networks that enable it to increase investment, tourism and trade.
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