With a 124-kilometer long coastline, Benin stretches north to south some 672 kilometers. The population of this African nation is estimated at 4.5 million inhabitants, largely concentrated in its southern coastal region near the major port city of Cotonou.
There are existing joint ventures between Benin's private sector and U.S. companies that include such industrial undertakings as canning, agribusiness, pharmaceuticals, clothing, palm oil, building materials, and any other items reflective of an industrial developing nation.
His Excellency Cyrille S. Oguin became ambassador of Benin to the U.S. on March 13, 2001. He holds the rank of Minister Plenipotentiary in the Benin Foreign Service.
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