Announcement

Foreign Secretary expresses the UK's concern about situation in Cote d’Ivoire

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The UK calls on all parties to respect the results announced by the Independent Electorial Commission.

The Foreign Secretary William Hague has expressed the UK’s concern at the unfolding situation in Cote d’Ivoire.

The Foreign Secretary said:

“The UK calls on all parties to respect the results announced by the Independent Electoral Commission and certified by the UN SRSG, and to respect the will of the Ivorian people. At the request of all parties involved in the elections, the UN have been internationally mandated to support the peace process and certify the elections in Cote d’Ivoire.

The UK condemns threats made against UN staff, and urges all parties in Cote d’Ivoire to seize the chance to set the country on a course of peaceful and responsible government.”