Special Representative discusses the lifting of the arms embargo and the departure of UNOCI from Côte d’Ivoire with President Alassane Ouattara
The Special Representative of the Secretary General for Côte d’Ivoire, Mrs. Aichatou Mindaouadou was received in audience on 18 May by the President of the Republic of Côte d’Ivoire, Mr. Alassane Ouattara at the Presidential Palace in Abidjan.
Speaking at the end of the encounter, the Chief of the United Nations Operation in Côte d’Ivoire (UNOCI) said that she spoke with the Ivorian Head of State about the two resolutions adopted at the end of April by the United Nations Security Council. These are Resolution 2283 on the lifting of the arms embargo and Resolution 2283, which announced UNOCI’s final departure from Côte d’Ivoire at the end of June 2017.
“I would like to reiterate here the congratulations of the Security Council and the Secretary General to the people of Côte d’Ivoire, which have worked tirelessly to pull the country out of crisis and more importantly, to put the country on the path of peace and lasting stability, the Special Representative said.
According to Mrs. Mindaoudou, the departure of UNOCI from Côte d’Ivoire would be regarded as a historic moment. “I have discussed with the President about all the activities to be undertaken all along the way to the final departure, with the support of the United Nations Country Team and our different partners, she said, before congratulating the Government for the “good news” from Paris, France where the Advisory Group on Resources Mobilisation for the Development of Côte d’Ivoire was meeting.