The Head of State Alassane Ouattara Tuesday received in audience the former president of the European Council Herman Van Rompuy. In the center of trade between the two personalities, the economic situation in Côte d’Ivoire, the problems of Europe, immigration and terrorism. Former President of the European Council expressed satisfaction at the end of a stay five days in Ivory Coast. “I love this country even more, more than before,” said the former senior European official. He congratulated the Head of State Alassane Ouattara after only four years as head of Côte d’Ivoire to succeed in making a “stable, prosperous, which generates a higher growth rate in the world” countries. Herman Van Rompuy became the first permanent European Council President. He was elected for the first time in November 2009 and was re-elected for a second term from June 2012 to November 2014. He was replaced by Donald Tusk on 1 December 2014.