Ghana: President Mahama condemns terrorist attacks on Cote d'Ivoire, Turkey

Accra, Ghana (PANA) - Ghana's President John Dramani Mahama has condemned Sunday's terrorist attacks on Cote d'Ivoire and Turkey, describing them as "despicable and unconscionable".

Al-Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM) is reported to have claimed responsibility for the attack on three hotels in the Ivorian town of Grand-Bassam, about 40 km east of the main city of Abidjan, in which 14 civilians, two soldiers and six attackers were killed while 36 people died in an attack at the Kizilay district of Turkey's capital, Ankara.

An official statement issued on Monday in Accra said President Mahama expressed Ghana’s deepest condolences and sympathy to President Alassane Ouattara of Cote d’Ivoire and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey, their governments and people. He also wished the injured speedy recovery.

“Ghana stands by the two countries in their moments of profound grief and adversity. Let us work together as a global community to win the war against terrorism even as we strengthen global, regional and national security mechanisms,” President Mahama said.

Cote d'Ivoire is Ghana's western neighbour while the Turkish president Erdogan a couple of weeks ago paid a three-day visit to Ghana.

The US, France, UN Secretary-General, Ban Ki-Moon and United Nations World Tourism Organisation are among countries and organisations that have condemned Sunday's bloody attacks on the Ivorian beach resort town of Grand-Bassam.
-0- PANA MA 14March2016

14 march 2016 09:50:46

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