UN Security Council commends remarkable achievements made by Cote d'Ivoire since 2004

Source: Xinhua| 2017-07-01 02:20:37|Editor: Mu Xuequan
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UNITED NATIONS, June 30 (Xinhua) -- The Security Council on Friday commended the remarkable achievements made by Cote d'Ivoire since 2004 as the United Nations Operation in Cote d'Ivoire (UNOCI) completed its mandate on June 30.

According to a statement by the president of the Security Council, the Security Council welcomed Cote d'Ivoire's successful presidential and legislative elections, conducted respectively in 2015 and 2016, which had helped to consolidate the country's democratic institutions.

The Security Council further welcomed the constitutional referendum held in 2016.

It recognized the important contribution of UNOCI in promoting peace, stability and development in Cote d'Ivoire throughout its 13 years of existence.

The Security Council also commended the contribution of troop- and police-contributing countries and donors to UNOCI, and welcomed the support provided by the French Forces. It welcomed the good cooperation between UNOCI and the Government of Cote d'Ivoire, as well as with bilateral partners, regional and international organisations.

The statement said that the Security Council underlined the crucial contribution of security sector reform to the stability of the country as well as to continued progress in security, national reconciliation and social cohesion.