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Côte d’Ivoire/terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam/conversation between M. François Hollande, President of the Republic, and Mr Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d’Ivoire

Published on March 23, 2016
Communiqué issued by the Presidency of the Republic

Paris, March 14, 2016

The French President spoke on the telephone to Mr Alassane Ouattara, President of Côte d’Ivoire.

They discussed the latest regarding the Grand-Bassam attack, whose toll has increased because four French people have now died. The French President extends his condolences to the families of all the victims.

The French President confirmed tomorrow’s visit to Abidjan by the Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Development and the Minister of the Interior, to show France’s solidarity with Côte d’Ivoire in a concrete way. France will support Côte d’Ivoire in its initiatives to fight terrorism and believes that cooperation between all the states threatened by terrorist groups, particularly in West Africa, must be stepped up more than ever./.

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