Ivorian crisis: Ouattara team at European Parliament

Brussels, Belgium (PANA) - A high-level delegation from Cote d'Ivoire will Thursday participate in a debate on the situation in the African country during a joint session of the commissions of Development and Foreign Affairs of the European Parliament in Brussels, an official source told PANA here Wednesday.

The delegation included Ms. Affoussy Bamba, spokesperson of the president-elect, Alassane Ouattara, and Alphonse Djédjé Mady, Secretary General of the Democratic Party of Cote d'Ivoire (PDCI) and spokesman of the Rally of the Houphouëtistes for Democracy and Peace (RDHP), a coalition of parties that supported Ouattara in the second round of the presidential election.

According to a communiqué of the European Parliament, the Ivorian delegation will exchange views with the European MPs on the evolution of the political situation in Cote d'Ivoire.

PANA recalled that the European Union recognises Ouatarra as president-elect of Cote d'Ivoire.

The final report of the election observers mission of the EU in Cote d'Ivoire is unequivocal that Ouattara was the winner of the election of 28 November against the incumbent President Laurent Gbagbo.

The election observers noted that the irregularities were more pronounced in areas under the control of Gbagbo than in those of Ouattara.

The European Union decreed the freezing of Gbagbo's bank accounts and his real estate assets and those of several of his close relations.

09 february 2011 16:18:23

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