* Date : 2019-11-11
Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to S.Korea, Sylvestre Kouassi Bile always carries out his duties with sincerity.
On this week's "The Diplomat," we meet Ambassador of Côte d’Ivoire to S. Korea, Sylvestre Kouassi Bile. Cote d’Ivoire is a West African nation that has been experiencing steady and stable growth. It is also the home country of football star and former Chelsea FC player, Didier Drogba. Ambassador Kouassi Bile has a special connection with Korea as he was the first Ambassador to work at the newly opened Cote d'Ivoire Embassy in Korea in 1997, and remained in Korea for eight years until 2005. He returned in 2012 and has lived in Korea for nearly 14 years. Calling himself "half-Korean," the Ambassador has been acting as a bridge between Korea and Cote d'Ivoire with his warm smile. During the interview, the Ambassador showed pride in his country's exports such as cocoa, coffee and tuna. Let's meet the Ambassador, who has been a major influence in bilateral relations.