Côte d'Ivoire, Guinea opt for peaceful settlement of border dispute - Cote d'Ivoire and Guinea have decided to peacefully resolve their border dispute, which flared 25 Jan. 2013 when Guinean soldiers occupied the camp Kpéaba, located in the sub-prefecture of Sipilou, the Ivorian government said.
A statement issued here Wednesday, after a meeting of the Council of Ministers, said the two countries were determined to ensure a peaceful settlement of the dispute and have decided, after consultations, to take urgent action.
In that regard, each party will issue a statement urging the people to be calm, while also calling for the withdrawal of the troops from the locality.
The statement will also announce the emergency meeting of the Ivorian-Guinean Joint Commission and the resumption of work on the demarcation of the border.
Meanwhile, the Ivorian government has appealed its citizens living in localities bordering Guinea to be calm and to 'refrain from any action that could interfere with the ongoing peaceful process aimed at solving this incident.'