MP urges ECOWAS to do more on Ivorian crisis

  Niamey- Niger (PANA) -- The Vice-President of the Ivorian parliament, Yvonne Bouabre Tuesday in Niamey, called on ECOWAS to step up efforts at resolving the Ivorian crisis, which she described as "a danger that threatens all the countries of the sub-region.
" The MP, who led a parliamentary delegation to Niger as part of an information tour of the sub-region, spoke at a meeting with Niger's Human Rights Commission and Fundamental Liberties (CNDHLF).
She said that "even in the opposition, (President) Laurent Gbagbo advocated dialogue and peace.
" "Today all this philosophy is severely scorned by the rebellion whose only desire is to call into question legally established republican institutions," Bouabre said, referring to the three-month-old military uprising that has killed hundreds and displaced thousands in Cote d'Ivoire.
In their intervention, CNDHLF members called for caution, dialogue and negotiation between the Ivorian warring parties.
An official said the CNDHLP would send a mission to Cote d'Ivoire, on the living conditions of Niger nationals.

24 december 2002 20:34:00

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