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Foreign Secretary statement on deteriorating situation in Cote d'Ivoire

Foreign Secretary William Hague has today made a statement in response to the killing of more than 25 people in the Cote d'Ivoire.

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He said:

“I utterly condemn the indiscriminate killing of more than 25 people in Abobo yesterday by forces loyal to former President Gbagbo. The launching of mortars into a market place and bus station is abhorrent and the UN should conduct a full investigation.

“I call on all parties in Cote d’Ivoire to cease violence, to seek a peaceful resolution to the ongoing crisis and for President Ouattara to take his rightful position in line with the will of the Ivorian people.”

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Published 18 March 2011