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The EU asks France and UNOCI to continue their support in Côte d'Ivoire

(BRUSSELS2) The High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs, Catherine Ashton, welcomed, in a statement, the arrest of Laurent Gbagbo by the Republican Forces of Côte d'Ivoire and called on the peacekeeping mission ONUCI, and the French forces Licorne to “ continue their support to help the government à restoring security in the aftermath of the crisis ". For its part, the EU is ready to commit to “ promote actions supporting the return of peace in the country”. " We will subsequently provide long-term support to Côte d'Ivoire to promote prosperity with a view to guaranteeing stability and assisting in the reconstruction of the country.. she added. In the meantime, he is It is essential that law and public order be restored as quickly as possible (…) All perpetrators of human rights violations must be held criminally accountable for their actions. »

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).