UNITED NATIONS, February 8 (InnerCityPro.com) -- After the UN Security Council met about Cote d'Ivoire on February, and during the photo op and meeting of UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Cote d'Ivoire Foreign Minister Marcel Amon-Tanoh (click here for ICP's story and links, including to exclusive on France's three candidates to head UN Peacekeeping), the Security Council issued these summary notes:
The members of the Security Council welcomed the continued progress of Côte d’Ivoire to achieve lasting peace and stability. We particularly commended Côte d’Ivoire for the peaceful holding of the constitutional referendum and the legislative elections in 2016.
We welcomed the work undertaken by the Government of Côte d’Ivoire, with the support of the international community, to address the remaining issues and challenges that the country faces, including regarding the management of its security forces and reintegration of former combatants, as well as social cohesion, national reconciliation and human rights.
We underlined the need for the authorities of Côte d’Ivoire to continue and intensify these efforts, in particular in the field of security sector reform.
The members of the Security Council welcomed the implementation of the transition plan as well as the ongoing drawdown of UNOCI.
We underscored the need for the international community to continue its support to Côte d’Ivoire after the closing of UNOCI.