Ivorian PM vows to carry out mandate through to 2005

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- Ivorian Prime Minister Seydou Diarra Saturday vowed to carry out his mandate with determination until 2005.
"As a manager of State affairs, I can assure you of my great serenity and determination to carry out the governmental mission, in total responsibility and proper conduct until 2005," Diarra told a symposium by the Network of Ivorian Intellectuals for Democracy and Governance.
Diarra views this mission as a duty, which he is resolved to fulfil "in total equity and in the name of peace and stability in the country.
Diarra thus responded to all those awaiting his resignation following "accusations" against him in connection with the purported coup foiled in Paris with the arrest of Staff Sgt.
Ibrahim Coulibaly, alias IB, and a dozen of presumed mercenaries.
In a press conference following the arrest of IB, the chairman of the ruling Ivorian Popular Front (FPI), Pascal Affi N'Guessan verbally accused the Prime Minister of being complicit in this attempt to topple President Laurent Gbagbo's regime.

30 august 2003 16:05:00




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