Liberia, Ivory Coast Reaffirm Commitment To Security, Border

Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire and the two United Nations Missions in both countries have concluded the Third Quadripartite Meeting with parties reaffirming commitment to strengthen the existing bilateral cooperation.
 A Foreign Ministry release says while the parties also stressed tightening of their borders and security between Liberia and Cote d’Ivoire, they expressed deep satisfaction over the betterment in the security situation.
The participants extolled progress made regarding the consolidation of peace and security in both countries and hailed efforts by both Governments to stabilize the region through genuine peace and reconciliation.
They also acknowledged that the security situation remains fragile in the border regions.
According to the release, the necessity to pursue the reinforcement of their cooperation for peace and security consolidation through regular cross-border meetings, confidence building measures, and sharing of information between the security agencies of both countries will remain paramount.
The parties at the event held on March 10, also agreed that the Second Session of the Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting (JCCEM) will take place in May 2015 in the Western Ivorian city of Guiglo.
It can be recalled that the First Session of the Joint Council of Chiefs and Elders Meeting was held in Zwedru, Grand Gedeh County in 2013 and brought together Presidents Ellen Johnson Sirleaf and Alassane Ouattara of Liberia and Cote d'Ivoire respectively, along with scores of chiefs from both countries.

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