UEMOA mission ends visit in Abidjan

Bamako- Mali (PANA) -- The Inter-Parliamentary Committee (IPC) of the West African Economic and Monetary Union (UEMOA) has urged Ivorian authorities to intensify efforts to restore internal peace, stability and harmony.
Informed sources said in Bamako Tuesday that an IPC delegation had made this call during its visit to Abidjan from 13 to 17 May.
The tour was aimed at enhancing detente, dialogue and peace in the sub-region.
The delegation led by the Malian MP Tiebile Drame was received by the Ivorian President Laurent and held discussions with several other Ivorian politicians.
The UEMOA parliamentarians insisted that peace, stability and harmony were pre-conditions for the harmonious integration of economies in the eight- nation UEMOA.
They appealed for tolerance among Ivorian political actors and expressed the hope that the forthcoming reconciliation forum would boost national cohesion enhance stability within Cote d'Ivoire and the UEMOA as a whole.
Benin, Burkina Faso, Cote d'Ivoire, Guinea-Bissau, Mali, Niger, Senegal and Togo are the UEMOA member states.

22 may 2001 20:15:00

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