Ivory Coast
Ivory Coast

Cote d’Ivoire is “highly exposed” to terrorism due to its situation as a post-conflict country and its proximity to countries where jihadist groups have strong networks, the country’s Speaker of Parliament Guillaume Soro said on Monday.

Ivory Coast“Since it is an open country that has come out of a long political crisis and because it neighboring countries that have already come under terrorist attacks, Cote d’Ivoire is highly exposed,” Soro said when he presided over the closing ceremony of this year’s first parliamentary session.

During this ordinary parliamentary session, several pieces of legislation were adopted, including one that stipulates severe punishment against terrorists.

“The law only cannot be sufficient to fight this scourge in the 21st century,” Soro said, while at the same calling for the “creation of ideal conditions to fight against the scourge.”

“We cannot blame religions, because none of them calls for hatred or killing of each other,” the speaker said.
Cote d’Ivoire government has appealed for more vigilance and has deployed a large number of soldiers in the country’s northern region after jihadists attacked a Malian military camp near the border with Cote d’Ivoire. Enditem

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