Bamako, Mali (PANA) – The Ivorian authorities on Sunday afternoon reopened the border with Mali which was closed following last week's coup in Mali, official sources told PANA.
About 70% of Malian goods pass through the Ivorian port of Abidjan and the closing of the border raised huge concerns from Malian economic operators and citizens.
The sources say the decision of the Ivorian authorities is linked to the declaration on Sunday by the leader of the Malian coup, Captain Amadou Haya Sanogo, chairman of the National Committee for the Restoration of Democracy and Rule of Law (CNDRE), about the restoration of the 1992 constitution and State institutions and the establishment of transition organs for general elections.
The international community has unanimously condemned the coup which was carried out two months before the presidential election.
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