Friday, April 1, 2016
The United States Condemns Attack in Grand-Bassam, Cote d’Ivoire
Office of the Press Secretary
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
March 13, 2016
Statement by NSC Spokesperson Ned Price on the Terrorist Attack in Côte d’Ivoire
The United States condemns in the strongest terms today’s terrorist attack in Grand-Bassam, Côte d’Ivoire. We extend our deep condolences to the families and loved ones of those who have been killed in this heinous attack. Our thoughts and prayers also are with those who have been injured. We commend the bravery of the Ivoirian and French security personnel who responded to the situation and prevented even worse loss of life, and the Department of State continues to coordinate with partners on the ground to verify the safety of American citizens in Côte d’Ivoire. The United States stands with the Ivoirian people and will remain a steadfast partner to the Government of Côte d’Ivoire as it continues making extraordinary progress strengthening its governing and economic institutions.
We are prepared to assist the Ivoirian government in the coming days as it investigates this tragic terrorist attack.
We will also continue partnering with regional governments and international partners to fight the terrorists who seek to undermine efforts by West African governments to build tolerant and inclusive societies, improve governance, and expand economic opportunity.
Assistant Secretary and Department Spokesperson, Bureau of Public Affairs
Department of State
March 13, 2016
The United States strongly condemns the terrorist attack in Cote d’Ivoire in the Grand-Bassam. We send our thoughts and prayers to all affected by this senseless violence.
The U.S. Embassy in Abidjan is making every effort to account for the welfare of American citizens in the area. We will continue to monitor the situation and provide updated information to the U.S. citizen community as it becomes available.
Cote d’Ivoire is an important regional partner to the United States, and in the days ahead we stand ready to support the Ivorian government as it investigates this heinous attack.