The President of the Republic, HE Mr. Alassane Ouattara, had talks this Tuesday, March 15, 2016 in Abidjan with his counterparts from Togo and Benin, their Excellencies Faure Gnassingbe and Yayi Boni.
These two leaders said coming Abidjan to express condolences and compassion, but also solidarity to President Alassane Ouattara and the Government, following the terrorist attacks in Ivory Coast, a country that has a tradition ” of welcome and hospitality ” Sunday, March 13, 2016, in Grand Bassam.
They have both strongly condemned the attacks and praised the security forces for their ‘courage and efficiency, accuracy and professionalism’ ‘who’ ‘routed ” these terrorists.
For Presidents Yayi Boni Faure Gnassingbe and the fight against terrorism transcends national boundaries. It is a global problem and as such, its eradication must register in both a sub-regional framework, but also continental world. Therefore, they requested a strengthening of the framework institutional nationally to combat it. More specifically, the President of Benin called for a pooling of efforts in terms of exchange of information and intelligence while appealing urging the international community for a more efficient and sustained treatment of the issue of terrorism.
Furthermore, President Yayi Boni commended ” sacred union ” observed at all Ivorian political parties, including opposition since the occurrence of the attacks of Grand-Bassam. Finally, the Head of State of Benin indicated that these attacks will not end with the vision of President Alassane Ouattara to Côte d’Ivoire, a prosperous country . Too, he urged investors to continue to come to Ivory Coast because the situation is’ under control ”.
Note that before returning to their respective countries, the two presidents visited Grand Bassam where they laid wreaths on the tragedy site in memory of the victims.