CEN-SAD calls for calm, dialogue in Cote d'Ivoire

Tripoli, Libya (PANA) – The Secretariat of the Community of Sahel-Saharan States (CEN-SAD) has expressed its deep concern about the political situation in Cote d'Ivoire, stemming from the results of the second round of the presidential polls.

In a communique issued Tuesday in Tripoli, the Libyan capital, the Secretariat stressed that it "strongly deplored such a situation and the resulting political problem."

It called on all stakeholders to be calm and to demonstrate a sense of responsibility, patriotism and to initiate dialogue, so that the unity of the country could be preserved.

CEN-SAD further called for a political resolution of the crisis, encouraging the African Union (AU) and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to seek negotiated political solutions, pursuant to the spirit and letter of the Tripoli Declaration and Plan, adopted 31 August, 2009, by the special AU Summit.
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07 december 2010 17:37:31




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