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The United States Condemns Attack in Grand-Bassam, Cote d'Ivoire

Source: U.S. Department of State
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Press Statement

John Kirby Assistant Secretaryand Department Spokesperson,Bureau of Public Affairs

Washington, DC

March 13, 2016

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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.