GOL Concerned About Armed Attack In Neighboring Ivory Coast

Pres. George M. Weah

The Government of Liberia (GOL) says it is deeply concerned over an incident where some men, believed to be Liberians, launched an armed attack on a military barrack in neighboring Cote d’Ivoire. Passports and other documents purportedly belonging to the assailants, which depict Liberian nationality, were put on display by Ivorian authorities.

  The Liberian government says it strongly condemns any act which disrupts the peace of its neighbors and the region as a whole.

   The government reiterated its commitment to ensuring that no inch of its territory is used as a launchpad for insurrection.

   The government has initiated contacts with its Ivorian counterpart in order to determine the full extent of the reported incident. Additionally, both governments have committed to strengthening the joint border surveillance mechanism.

   The administration of President George M. Weah has worked tirelessly to build on the sisterly relationship the country has with the Cote d’ Ivoire, including the President’s personal connections with Ivorian leaders.

   The Liberian government recognizes that conflict in any of the Mano River Union countries does not serve the best interest of Liberia.

   President Weah has therefore announced his intention to shortly dispatch a delegation to Cote d’Ivoire to meet with the Ivorian authorities.

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