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Kofi Annan encourages Côte d’Ivoire to step up efforts towards reconciliation

“I encourage my Ivorian sisters and brothers to work together and look forward to the future,”

Kofi Annan returned to Côte d’Ivoire as Chairman of the Elders on 9 and 10 October 2013 to take stock of the progress of the recovery and reconciliation process since the 2011 post-electoral violence that led to approximately 3,000 deaths and 1 million displacements.

“The past can’t be forgotten, but I encourage my Ivorian sisters and brothers to work together and look forward to the future,” stressed Mr. Annan.

While lauding the impressive economic growth chalked up over the last two years and the improvement in the general security situation, Mr Annan highlighted that several challenges had to be addressed to avoid a recurrence to violence in  in the run-up to the 2015.

For a full update, visit the website of the Elders