Côte d'Ivoire: Morocco offers to assist Cote d'Ivoire investigate Grand-Bassam attack

Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire (PANA) – Morocco has offered to assist Cote d'Ivoire investigators to track down terrorists who attacked three hotels at Grand-Bassam, 40 km east of Abidjan, on Sunday.

The Moroccan Interior minister, Mohamed Hassad, made the offer on Monday when he met Ivorian president, Alassane Ouattara, following the attack that killed 18 people, according to official count. Three attackers were also "neutralised".

Mr Hassad, who led a Moroccan delegation to Cote d'Ivoire, said he was sent by King Mohamed VI to offer the assistance of Moroccan experts to support Ivorian investigators.

King Mohemed VI earlier made the offer during talks on phone with president Ouattara. The Moroccan king also expressed his solidarity and compassion to the Ivorian people.

The Moroccan delegation included the Managing Director of Public Safety and Territorial Surveillance, Abdellatif Hammouchi.
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15 march 2016 11:17:39




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