Switzerland recognised the independence of Côte d'Ivoire on 7 August 1960 and opened an embassy in Abidjan in 1961. A vice consulate had already been operating there since 1952. From 1962 onwards, political stability and economic prospects made it possible to conclude a number of bilateral agreements in the areas of trade, investment protection and technical cooperation.
Between 1984 and 1990, five bilateral agreements on the revaluation of Côte d'Ivoire's debt (CHF 360 million) were concluded between the two countries. In 1991, Switzerland granted a mixed credit of CHF 34 million for the renovation of five hydropower plants.
Côte d’Ivoire, Historical Dictionary of Switzerland (de, fr, it)
Diplomatic documents of Switzerland, Dodis