President of the Conference

 H.E.Mr. Adama BICTOGO
Speaker of the National Assembly of the Republic of Cote d'Ivoire 
And the President of the 18th PUIC Conference 

Born on December 14, 1962, Mr. Adama Bictogo is a graduate of the Institute of Commerce and Management (ICOGES) in Paris. He held several senior positions in the private sector from 1990 and then created in 2007, the National Society for the Edition of Administrative and Identification Documents (SNEDAI) specializing in biometrics. The SNEDAI Group currently has more than 1,000 employees in 14 subsidiaries in Côte d'Ivoire and in the sub-region (Mali, Burkina Faso, Guinea).

His commitment to the economic and social development of his country and his determination earned him the title of Commander in the National Order of Côte d'Ivoire in 2014 and the prize for best businessman and politician in 2016.

This former Minister of African Integration from 2011 to 2012 has been Deputy of the municipality of Agboville since 2011.

He was appointed Deputy Secretary General for Trade from 1994 to 2003, then National Secretary for Relations with Political Parties from 2003 to 2014 within the General Secretariat of the Rassemblement Des Républicains (RDR).

He was elected First Vice-President of the National Assembly, then Acting President of the National Assembly from February 1 to May 7, 2022.

On June 7, 2022, with the support of the opposition, he was elected President of the National Assembly with a record score of 97%, or 237 votes in favor, against only six for his only competitor, from the Democratic Party of Côte d'Ivoire. 'Ivory (PDCI)

He thus replaces the deceased President, Amadou Soumahoro. This gaves him access to the presidency of the Parliamentary Assembly of La Francophonie (APF) until July 9, 2022, a mandate exercised by his predecessor.

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