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Liberia, Cote d Ivoire agree to protect borders

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 The Liberian leaders,  Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and  her counterpart, La Cote D`ivoire,  Alhassan Ouattara  with chiefs of the two countries posed for the camera after the meeting
The Liberian leaders, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and her counterpart, La Cote D`ivoire, Alhassan Ouattara with chiefs of the two countries posed for the camera after the meeting

(elbcradio.com/Jan. 18, 2016)-Liberia and Cote d’ Ivoire have agreed to foster peace and security along their respective borders.

The decision was part of a Communiqué from the joint council of chiefs and elders meeting between the leaders of Liberia and La Cote D`ivoire.  President Ellen Johnson Sirleaf signed on behalf of Liberia, her Ivorian counterpart, Alhassan Ouattara , signed for his country.

Citizens of the two countries also agreed to improve social cohesion and live in peace, monitor the peace process and other bilateral issues especially along the borders.

Communiqué also considers tackling the presence of some Burkinabes in the forest of Liberia, conducting illegal business activities.

The two countries  made the commitment Monday, January 18, 2018  in Giglo,  Cote D’ Ivoire at the end of the  Joint meeting of Chiefs and Elders.

Under the agreement, the Chiefs and Elders from both countries are expected to meet regularly aimed at fostering peace, security and ensuring that both countries work together. 

The meeting was intended to continue dialogue and consultations launched by the two countries in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County nearly three years ago.

In October 2013, hundreds  of traditional Chiefs and Elders residing in border communities from  Liberia and Cote D’ Ivoire held a four-day meeting in  Zwedru,  Grand Gedeh.

The Zwedru Meeting was attended by Chiefs and Elders from Nimba, Maryland and River Gee Counties, while those from Cote Ivoire came from Giglo, Danané, Tabou and Tai.

 


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