Ivorian govt delegation for ECOWAS talks in Lome

Abidjan- Cote d'Ivoire (PANA) -- The Ivorian government delegation to the ECOWAS peace talks on the political crisis in Cote d'Ivoire would be led by the country's Economic and Social Council President, Laurent Dona Fologo, PANA learnt Monday.
The 15-member delegation, which also includes representatives of seven political parties represented at the Ivorian National Assembly scheduled to travel to Lome Monday.
Representatives of the soldiers, who staged the 19 September mutiny and have been controlling part of the country, are already in the Togolese capital for the ECOWAS-brokered peace talks.
Togolese President Gnassingbe Eyadema, Co-ordinator of the ECOWAS Contact Group on the Ivorian crisis, said the talks would begin Wednesday.
A cease-fire agreement negotiated by ECOWAS 17 October is still holding.
The sub-regional body also decided in Abidjan Saturday, to deploy some 2,000 peacekeepers to Cote d'Ivoire within 10 to 15 days, to take over from the 1,200 French soldiers that have been monitoring the cease-fire.

28 october 2002 17:10:00




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