EU's Council of Ministers to discuss Cote d'Ivoire

Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - Cote d'Ivoire is part of the agenda of the Council of Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the European Union (EU) meeting Tuesday in Luxembourg.

According to an EU Source, after Monday's arrest of the outgoing President Laurent Gbagbo in Abidjan, the heads of the European diplomacy will reflect on ways to stabilize the new regime of President Alassane Ouattara, to whom the EU intends to provide a long-term economic aid in view of the reconstruction of Cote d'Ivoire.

The EU last Friday lifted part of the sanctions slammed on Cote d'Ivoire under the regime of Gbagbo, notably those affecting the ports of Abidjan and San Pedro, the companies in the oil sector, as well as the cocoa and coffee exporting companies.

According to the source, the European Union will intensify its financial aid to Cote d'Ivoire, compared with what was planned before the crisis, which was suspended pending its resolution.
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12 avril 2011 14:02:43

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