Daniel Kablan Duncan has handed over his resignation from as Vice-President of Cote d’Ivoire, citing reasons of “personal convenience,” which decision was accepted by President Alassane Ouattara after several talks, APA learned on Monday from an official source.“The Vice-President of the Republic, Daniel Kablan Duncan, has submitted to the President of the Republic Alassane Ouattara his resignation from the post of Vice-President of the Republic for the personal reasons, through a letter dated February 27, 2020,” Patrick Achi, Minister and Permanent Secretary of the Presidency announced in a press release.
“After several rounds of talks, the last of which took place on Tuesday July 07, 2020, the President of the Republic took note of this resignation and signed on Wednesday July 08, 2020 a decree terminating the functions of Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan as Vice-President of the Republic in conformity with the Constitution,” Mr. Achi said.
“The President of the Republic would like to pay tribute to a great servant of the State, a man of duty and commitment. The Head of State congratulated Mr. Daniel Kablan Duncan for his important contribution at his side and in the service of the nation,” the Permanent Secretary of the Presidency of the Republic concluded.
On January 10, 2017, Daniel Kablan Duncan was appointed Vice-President of the Republic by the Head of State Alassane Ouattara. Previously, he had served his country as Minister of Foreign Affairs and as Prime Minister.