The United States of America and Côte d’Ivoire Sign Memorandum of Understanding to Expand Collaboration on Countering Foreign State Information Manipulation – United States Department of State

Today, U.S. Ambassador to Côte d’Ivoire Jessica Davis Ba and Ivorian Minister of Foreign Affairs Leon Kakou Adom signed a Memorandum of Understanding to Strengthen Cooperation between the United States and Côte d’Ivoire to Counter Foreign State Information Manipulation ( MOU) signed.

Foreign state information manipulation, including disinformation and propaganda, is an international security threat that can create or exploit divisions within and between countries, threaten the integrity of elections, and undermine public confidence in government. Can weaken trust. This MoU highlights the shared recognition between the two countries of the threat facing all democratic societies. Through this MOU, the United States and Côte d’Ivoire intend to collaborate on strategies to close capacity gaps, expand information sharing, and align policies with five key work areas established in the U.S. Department of State. Framework for Countering Foreign State Information Manipulation,

This historic MOU, the first on countering foreign state information manipulation between the United States and an African partner country, demonstrates how bilateral cooperation can help build a stronger, more resilient information ecosystem.