U.S. Congratulates Côte d’Ivoire on Peaceful Election

For Immediate Release
STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON
U.S. Congratulates Côte d’Ivoire on Peaceful Election

The United States congratulates the Ivoirian people for a peaceful presidential election on October 25, which observers have judged to be credible, transparent and inclusive.  This election marks another important step toward overcoming conflicts of the past, with a majority of the citizens on the voting rolls exercising their democratic right to select their next president.  According to the provisional results released by Côte d’Ivoire’s Independent Electoral Commission and accepted by the main opposition candidate, President Ouattara has secured a significant victory, and we congratulate him.

We look forward to working with the government and people of Côte d’Ivoire to consolidate our strong partnership and continue the important business of strengthening Côte d’Ivoire’s governance, security, and economic institutions.  We encourage all political actors to renew and expand efforts to promote national reconciliation, respectful political dialogue, equitable justice and shared economic prosperity.