​D. Rafael Soriano Ortiz

​Welcome to the website of the Embassy of Spain in Abidjan! Akwaba!

I am, as well as the team that makes up this Representation, at your disposal.

We will keep you informed via this website of all the activities that the Embassy carries out, as well as of all the services we offer. I also suggest that you follow us in our Twitter and Facebook accounts.

The Spanish-Ivorian relationship is characterized by its closeness and mutual respect. Ivory Coast is a priority partner for Spain within the framework of the III Africa Plan and the Africa Focus 2021-2023. This is reflected by an intense political dialogue and a mutual commitment to promote economic and commercial relations between our two countries. Spain is already the eighth global supplier to the Ivory Coast and the fourth among EU partners. The Commercial Bureau of the Embassy promotes the presence of Spanish companies in Ivory Coast (about 50 already) and favors the financing of projects of interest for the Ivorian economy. A fund amounting 52 million euro is also in the execution phase, issued from the Debt Conversion Agreement signed by our two countries in 2017.

In terms of education and culture, Ivory Coast is the African country that has the highest number of students of Spanish as a foreign language, almost 567,000 according to data from the latest Cervantes Institute Yearbook. The position of relevance of the Spanish language in Ivory Coast is accompanied by a renewed effort for cultural exchange and initiatives that promote better mutual knowledge between Spaniards and Ivorians.

The Consular Section of our Embassy deals, among other matters, with notarial and civil registry procedures, as well as with the management of electoral processes required by our resident community, and provides consular assistance and protection whenever necessary. It also manages visa applications for Ivorians who wish to travel to our country.

To sum up, we are working towards putting more Spain in the Ivory Coast and more Ivory Coast in Spain.

With my best greetings,

Rafael Soriano Ortiz
Ambassador of Spain in Abidjan


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