HL Deb 20 July 2004 vol 664 c36WA
Lord Alderdice

asked Her Majesty's Government:

What is their assessment of the outcome of the recent United Nations mission to the Ivory Coast led by the British Ambassador to the United Nations. [HL3599]

Baroness Symons of Vernham Dean

The UN Security Council Mission to West Africa, led by our Permanent Representative to the UN, Sir Emyr Jones-Parry, visited Côte d'Ivoire from 22 to 24 June.

In Côte d'Ivoire the mission's key message was that President Gbagbo and all parties bore individual responsibility for implementing the Linas Marcoussis Peace Agreement. We welcome the new round of talks between the parties.

The Security Council will monitor the situation closely and, if necessary, take measures against those who fail to honour their commitments.

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