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Background: The new Ivory Coast Ambassador to Britain, Mr. Louis Antone Aduko, presented his credentials at Buckingham Palace, London, on Friday (I February).
The London appointment is Mr. Aduko's first diplomatic positing. He was formerly a Director of Political Affairs at the Ministry of foreign Affairs in Abidjan.
Mr. Aduko is in his fifties, and is married with five children. His wife and his two youngest children are staying with him in London. The other three children are attending schools in Paris.
When he returned to his Embassy from Buckingham Palace, he made a brief statement in French during a reception in his honour. He expressed great satisfaction at being appointed Ambassador to a country with such an impressive history. He said that his own countrymen had always had a great admiration for the people of Britain.