Closed in the wake of violence that followed the 2010 presidential elections, the Interpol office for the West Africa region was officially reopened last week in Abidjan. The information was reported by Fraternite Matin (p. 7) which noted that the inauguration ceremony brought together the Ivorian Minister of Interior Hamed Bakayoko and Interpol's chief Ronald Kenneth. In his address, Mr. Bakayoko stressed the role Interpol plays in combating cross-border banditry and other crimes.
United States Embassy (Abidjan)
Cote d'Ivoire: Interior Minister Inaugurates Interpol Regional Headquarters in Abidjan9 July 2012
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