New York

6 December 2010

Statement attributable to the Spokesperson for the Secretary-General on Côte d&#39Ivoire

The Secretary-General remains deeply concerned about the situation in Côte d'Ivoire. He has been in close contact with many world leaders, including President Blaise Compaore of Burkina Faso, President Goodluck Jonathan of Nigeria, current Chair of the Economic Community of West African States, President Bingu wa Mutharika of Malawi, Chair of the African Union, as well as Jean Ping, Chair of the Commission of the African Union. He is also consulting with former South African President Thabo Mbeki, who is currently in Côte d'Ivoire on behalf of the African Union.