The below is attributable to Spokesperson Matthew Miller:
Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken met today with Ivorian President Alassane Ouattara and Ivorian Foreign Minister Kacou Houadja Leon Adom. They discussed commitments made during the U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit on key areas such as climate, economics and trade, and global health cooperation and how U.S. investments are delivering on those commitments. The Secretary discussed partnerships based on shared values that promote democracy and respect for human rights, strengthen mutual security, and support for humanitarian needs. They also had a productive exchange on challenges to peace and security in the sub-region, on the African continent, and globally.