Resolution on Côte d'Ivoire

Meeting of the Socialist International Africa Committee, Praia, Cape Verde, 30-31 October 2000

The Socialist International Africa Committee, meeting in Praia on 30-31 October 2000, having examined recent developments in Côte d’Ivoire:

• Salutes the maturity of the people of Côte d’Ivoire who, at risk to their own lives mobilised to defend democratic principles, and succeeded in upholding the will of the majority in their rejection of the illegal attempts to deny the true outcome of the Presidential elections;

Congratulates the Côte d’Ivoire Popular Front, FPI, and reaffirms its full support for and confidence in the leadership of our comrade President Laurent Gbagbo, in his determination to set the course for complete stability, national unity and the reinforcement of democratic life in Côte d’Ivoire;

Calls on the political forces in Côte d’Ivoire and the international community to support the process of strengthening the democratic institutions of the country as well as the national political dialogue for stability and the economic development of Côte d’Ivoire and for the betterment of its people;

Underlines that these developments in Côte d’Ivoire reflect the determination of the peoples of Africa to stand up for their democratic values and rights.