On Thursday morning, Secretary Geithner will meet with Côte d'Ivoire President Alassane Ouattara at Treasury. This meeting is closed press.
In the afternoon, the Secretary will meet with the President at the White House. This meeting is closed press.
Security Council extends UN mission in Côte d’Ivoire for another year
27 July 2011 –
The Security Council today extended the mandate of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Côte d’Ivoire for another year to assist the country tackle the many challenges it faces following the recent post-election crisis.
The West African nation is emerging from a crisis that ended in mid-April, when former president Laurent Gbagbo finally surrendered, ending months of violence in the wake of his refusal to step down after he lost last November’s UN-certified run-off election to Alassane Ouattara, who was sworn in as President in May.
The country now faces a number of key post-crisis tasks, including the restoration of law and order, national reconciliation, the holding of legislative elections, and economic recovery.
On the 27th the United Nations Security Council voted to extend the UN mission Cote d’Ivoire for another year. Today Geithner is meeting with the new president of that country. Now I wonder what he wants and how much money will be going from the US to Cote d’Ivoire. Windreader1