President Alassane Ouattara of Côte d' Ivoire has appointed Adama Kone, Minister of Economic and Financial Affairs to support the re-election of Akinwumi Adesina as President of the Africa Development Bank (AfDB).
Mr Quattara said this at the first Council of Ministers of the country's new government team on Friday.
He explained that Mr Kone, a former minister of Economy and Finance, was reappointed to represent the country as the Executive Director in AfDB to support and "work for Adesina's re-election".
According to him, Mr Adesina deserves a second term because of the great job he is doing.
"For my new ministers, I will like to congratulate the new Ministers and Secretaries of State who have just joined the government team.
"You are men and women of experience, committed people, I am convinced that you will make an important contribution to the daily action of the government.
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