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    Diaspora, Africa – (African Boulevard News) – Ivory Coast and France have joined hands in reaffirming their commitment to fighting terrorism and jihadism. The country has been facing an increase in extremist activity that has been causing fear and concern among its citizens and the international community. The two countries have partnered to bring this issue under control and restore peace in the region.

    On Thursday 11 May, the Ivorian Minister of Defence and the French Secretary of State for Development held a joint press conference at the International Academy for Combating Terrorism (AILCT). During the conference, Ivory Coast’s Minister of Defence, Téné Birahima Ouattara, spoke of the partnership between the two governments, saying: “Ivory Coast and France are united by friendship, duty, and the fight against terrorism and jihadism.”

    The French Secretary of State for Development, Jean-Baptiste Lemoyne, also emphasized France’s unwavering support, saying: “France is committed to supporting Ivory Coast in its fight against terrorism and has already provided support and training to the country’s armed forces.”

    This collaboration is timely as Ivory Coast has recently witnessed several jihadist attacks in the northern part of the country. These attacks have left many dead, and the country has been struggling to contain the situation. Recently, the US embassy in Ivory Coast issued a warning to US citizens in the country advising them to be vigilant and avoid crowded areas due to the growing risk of attacks.

    The partnership between Ivory Coast and France has been a long-standing one, and France has been providing military support to the country for many years. The French government has trained Ivorian soldiers and provided them with equipment and expertise to help them improve their counter-terrorism strategies.

    Ivory Coast has become a hot spot for jihadist activity in West Africa, and the collaboration between the Ivorian and French governments is crucial in addressing this issue. The region is a major hub for the transnational drug trade and has become a breeding ground for Islamic extremist groups.

    In conclusion, the partnership between Ivory Coast and France is a significant step in the fight against terrorism and jihadism. The two countries have reaffirmed their commitment to the cause, and this will go a long way in addressing the growing threat. It is hoped that the collaboration will help bring peace and stability to the region, and unite the people of Ivory Coast in their fight against terrorism.

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