November 16, 2012. (Romereports.com)(-ONLY VIDEO-)
Benedict XVI welcomed Ivory Coast president
, Alassane Ouattara at the Vatican's Apostolic Palace.
During their brief meeting, they talked about the need to promote peace and human rights in the African nation, as a way to pave the way towards national reconciliation. As the president of the Economic Community of West African States
, Ouattara also talked about the current situation lived in some parts of the continent.
The president was accompanied by his wife
, and also by a group of government ministers
, who also greeted the Pope.
As a gift, president Ouattara gave the Pope an ivory chess, while the Pope gave him a medal of his pontificate.