Sarkozy in Ivory Coast to support Ouattara

PARIS, 20 May 2011 – A month after the taking by arms of predecessor Laurent Gbagbo, Nicolas Sarkozy comes on Saturday to salute new Ivorian president Alassane Ouattara, as he is now considered a model of these African democrats that France is now willing to support. For his first journey in Côte d’Ivoire, the head of state will be in Yamoussoukro for a meeting and then he will take part to the sworning ceremony of Mr Ouattara. He will also have a tour of Abidjan to salute the community.


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