Didier Reynders condemns the attack in Grand-Bassam and offers his condolences

By Kingdom of Belgium - Foreign Affairs, Foreign Trade and Deve

Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders condemns the attack in Grand-Bassam in Côte d'Ivoire on Sunday that caused dozens of casualties, including Ivorian citizens and foreigners present in this beach resort. He offers his condolences to the families and friends of the victims of the attack. He expresses the solidarity of our country with Côte d'Ivoire,its people and its authorities.

Hitting civilians and unarmed tourists is a cowardly act. Those deeds are also aimed at the tourist sector, which contributes to employment and growth. The international community must stand ready to support Côte d'Ivoire not only in the fight against terrorism, but also against radicalism and illegal activities as breeding grounds for terror.