Gambia supports moves to resolve Ivorian political crisis

Dakar, Senegal (PANA) – The Gambian government has declared its preparedness “to support moves to find a peaceful solution to the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire", PANA reported from here Monday, quoting the Gambian Secretary General and civil service chief, Dr. Njogu Bah.

Bah said on the state broadcaster, the Gambia Radio and Television Services (GRTS), that the West African country was ready to offer full support to moves to deal with very important issues, including the Ivorian political stalemate.

"Our position on Cote d'Ivoire is that a peaceful solution that would be beneficial to all the people should be found,” Bah said, advocating that “the two camps must put the interest of Ivorians above their individual and party interests".

The Gambian government reminded Ivorians that resorting to war “to resolve the crisis” would be a very big mistake, “as no one would emerge winner.”

However, The Gambian President Yahya Jammeh, who is a friend to President Laurent Gbagbo, failed to attend the recent ECOWAS summit on Cote d'Ivoire, at which Gbagbo’s rival, Alassan Ouattara, was recognized winner of the presidential run off.
-0- PANA MLJ/BOS 13Dec2010

13 december 2010 18:09:29

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