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Chairman Kerry On The Detention Of Laurent Gbagbo

Washington, DC – Senate Foreign Relations Committee Chairman John Kerry (D-MA) released the following statement in response to today’s detention of Laurent Gbagbo:

“The detention of Laurent Gbagbo marks a new beginning for the Ivoirian people who have suffered gravely.  This is an important step forward, but there will be challenges ahead and I urge President Ouattara to support a peaceful dialogue that will ensure the long term stability and prosperity of Cote d’Ivoire.  All citizens of Cote d’Ivoire must now come together to tackle the hard work of rebuilding their nation.”