The United States applauds the signing of the Code of Conduct for candidates in the upcoming presidential election in Côte d’Ivoire. We congratulate the candidates who participated in this initiative. It is a clear demonstration of their commitment to a transparent, inclusive and peaceful election process in Cote d’Ivoire. We encourage all parties to exhibit this commitment throughout the presidential campaign.
The United States remains firm in its belief that a peaceful election on October 25th is critical to strengthening democratic institutions and maintaining strong economic growth in Côte d’Ivoire. We are confident that a credible election will help turn the page on past conflicts and move the country toward sustained peace and further reconciliation among all Ivoirians.