Korhogo, 03 August, 2021 / 8:15 pm (ACI Africa).
The Archbishop of Ivory Coast’s Korhogo Archdiocese has described the July 27 meeting between President Alassane Ouattara and former President Laurent Gbagbo as timely for the reconciliation process in the West African nation.
In a Tuesday, August 3 report, Archbishop Ignace Bessi Dogbo says, “The meeting was long awaited by Ivorians in order to break the ice wall between these two politicians and ease the political atmosphere and offer a new chance for peace and reconciliation in the country.”
“I think that the meeting between the President of the Republic Alassane Ouattara and former President Gbagbo is timely for reconciliation to progress,” Archbishop Bessi says.
“There is a time for war and there is also a time to make peace when brave men seek the interest of their people,” the Local Ordinary of Korhogo Archdiocese who doubles as the President of the Episcopal Conference of Ivory Coast (CECCI) further says.
The meeting between the two political leaders, Archbishop Bessi emphasizes, “is an important element in this relentless process of reconciliation.”