On thursday (october 4), Erik Solheim (Norwegian minister for International Development) and Alain Lobognon (special adviser in charge of media and communication for Ivorian Prime Minister Guillaume Soro) met for the first time. This meeting took place during a seminar organised by the Norwegian Council for Africa, in collaboration with Couper Coller.
During the meeting, Alain Lobognon officially asked Erik Solheim and Norway to get more involved in the current Ivorian Peace process. Mister Solheim accepted, provided – he added – that the other political parties in Ivory Coast accept.
We will give you all the details later today.