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Yamoussoukro

(yäməso͞o`krō), city (1990 est. pop. 100,000), designated capital of Côte d'Ivoire, S central Côte d'Ivoire. A small town of less than 20,000 people until the late 1970s, Yamoussoukro was designated in 1983 to become the new national capital and an adminstrative and transportation center. Perfume and fishing industries are in the city. It was the home of Côte d'Ivoire's long-term president, Félix Houphouët-BoignyHouphouët-Boigny, Félix
, 1905–93, African political leader, president (1960–93) of Côte d'Ivoire. Descended from wealthy Baoule chieftains, he practiced medicine (1925–40) in Côte d'Ivoire and then entered government service.
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. He sponsored the city's rapid growth, which included hotels and a large highway connecting Yamoussoukro to the former capital of AbidjanAbidjan
, city (1995 pop. 2,793,000), former capital of Côte d'Ivoire, a port on the Ébrié Lagoon (an arm of the Gulf of Guinea). Abidjan is Côte d'Ivoire's administrative center, commercial capital, and largest city.
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, where most government offices and foreign embassies remain. The city also has the world's largest Christian church, Our Lady of Peace Yamoussoukro, which rises to a height of 489 ft (149 m). Yamoussoukro's development (especially the cathedral) drew popular criticism for its extravagance during a difficult economic period. The city suffered neglect after Houphouët-Boigny's death (1993), but in 2001 the government began making preparations to move to the city.

Yamoussoukro

the capital of C?te d'Ivoire, situated in the S centre of the country. It replaced Abidjan as capital in 1983. Pop.: 468 000 (2005 est.)
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Ethiopian along with the African Union, AFCAC, AFRAA and all African carriers are lobbying for the implementation of the Yamoussoukro Declaration (YD) that is geared towards a comprehensive reform of the air transport industry and the unification of the fragmented African air transport market.
Signing of SAATM now provides regulatory text to the implementation of previous open skies pledges, the 1988 Yamoussoukro Declaration and 1999 Yamoussoukro Decision but will require more countries to come on board.
Remarkably, the signatory countries of the Yamoussoukro Decision agreed in 1999 to be "bound by the Decision to liberalise the access to the air transport market in Africa in its entirety and [to] fully implement the said Decision as party thereto".
The two-day ordinary meeting of Heads of State and Governments of the member countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS ) due open on Friday in Yamoussoukro, the political capital of Cote d'Ivoire, will discuss the bloc's relation with the European Union and the Economic Partnership Agreements (EPAs).
The Yamoussoukro Declaration of 1999 recommended the liberalisation of the sector and called for the establishment of a single African market, but it has never been fully implemented.
However, from the feelers that emanated from the forum, the Yamoussoukro decision may start yielding fruits from next year as 23 countries from the continent have backed the implementation.
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In a meeting on the sidelines of the 31st Executive Committee of the 9th Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU) in Tehran on Saturday, the two top parliamentarians called for expansion of bilateral relations between Tehran and Yamoussoukro. On Wednesday, Iranian Parliament Speaker's advisor for international affairs Hossein Sheikholeslam announced that over 25 parliament speakers, 10 vice-speakers, and 50 parliamentary delegations are to participate in the 9th Meeting of the Organization of the Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Inter-Parliamentary Union in Tehran.
Witnesses say unrest has spread to the capital Yamoussoukro, and the UN has warned that the country is at risk of relapsing into civil war.
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