Congolese leader urges Ivorian politicians to end stalemate

Brazzaville, Congo (PANA) - The Congolese head of State, Denis Sassou Nguesso, on Thursday called on the Ivorian political class and the international community to find a solution to the lingering crisis in Côte d'Ivoire, where Laurent Gbagbo and Alassane Ouattara are in a fight for the presidency following the 28 November presidential run-off.  

"We are deeply concerned about the situation in Côte d'Ivoire following the election process many observers have recognized as credible. After this election process, it would not be responsible for the overall Ivorian political class and the international community to let this rich country become another Somalia," Nguesso said when receiving New Year greetings from the diplomatic corps.

He also hoped that the elections scheduled for this year in Central African Republic, Democratic Republic of Congo, Cameroon and Chad as well as the southern Sudan referendum, would be held peacefully.
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07 january 2011 13:20:07

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