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European Commission

Press release

Brussels, 1 January 2013

Message of condolence from President Barroso

Following the tragic death of dozens of people in Abidjan on New Year’s Eve, President Barroso sent the following message to the President of Côte d'Ivoire:

‘Dear President Ouattara,

On behalf of myself and the whole European Commission, allow me to extend our condolences for the accident in Abidjan on New Year’s Eve that claimed scores of victims, especially among young Ivorians. In this message I would like to express all my support and solidarity. Please convey our sympathy to the families of the victims. JMB.’


Pia Ahrenkilde Hansen (+32 2 295 30 70)

Mark Gray (+32 2 298 86 44)

Leonor Ribeiro Da Silva (+32 2 298 81 55)

David Sharrock (+32 2 296 89 09)

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