President Alassane Ouattara (ADO) and its two predecessors, Laurent Gbagbo et Henri Konan Bedie (HKB), will meet on July 14 at 5 p.m. GMT at the presidency. A first since ADO came to power, in 2011. Each will be accompanied by two personalities. According to our information, Laurent Gbagbo will be surrounded by his chief of staff, Emmanuel Auguste Ackah and the spokesperson for the African Peoples’ Party-Côte d’Ivoire (PPA-CI), Justin Kone Katinan.
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This meeting had been recommended at the end of the political dialogue, led by the Prime Minister Patrick Achiso that the Head of State and the main political leaders can discuss together the questions important. It is placed under the sign of reconciliation. Since the 2020 electoral crisis, the civil disobedience launched by part of the opposition to protest against a third term for Alassane Ouattara, and the blockade of the residence of Henri Konan Bédié, water has indeed flowed under the bridges.
Over time, several telephone exchanges between Ouattara and Bédié have, according to their relatives, helped to ease tensions.