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Côte d’Ivoire/terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam

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

Paris, March 13, 2016

The French President strongly condemns the cowardly attack which claimed the lives of about 10 civilians, including at least one French person and several members of the security forces, in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire, this afternoon.

France is lending its logistical and intelligence support to Côte d’Ivoire to find the attackers. It will continue and step up its cooperation with its partners in the fight against terrorism.

The President extends France’s solidarity to the victims and their families.

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