Hariri called Ivory Coast President

Lebanon’s Caretaker PM Saad Hariri called Ivory Coast President Alassane Ouattara congratulating him on the end of his country’s crisis and thanking him for facilitating the evacuation of Lebanese expatriates.

Former Ivorian President Laurent Gbagbo is now in the custody of forces loyal to Ouattara . Forces stormed the bunker where Gbagbo hung on to power Monday, arresting the man whose refusal to hand over the presidency to the election winner left hundreds dead and threatened to re-ignite a civil war.

The Lebanese expatriates in Côte d’Ivoire reportedly came under threat after Lebanon’s ambassador Ali Ajami meddled in the internal affairs of the country by attending the swearing-in ceremony of Gbagbo, the controversial strongman who has refused to step down despite rival Ouattara being internationally recognized as having won the country’s elections.

According to local reports the Abidjan airport is now safe for landing and takeoff, and MEA could now evacuate any Lebanese expatriates who want to leave the country . Over 6000 applied to leave , but less than 2000 have have been evacuated so far. Two MEA flights are scheduled to arrive today from Abidjan with about 500 Lebnanese expatriates

  • Beiruti

    Proves Hariri he cares about the Lebanese. Did Nasrallah take the time to call Ivory Coast?

  • Anonymous

    Proves Hariri he cares about the Lebanese. Did Nasrallah take the time to call Ivory Coast?

  • Just something that came to my mind about harriri,and it really has nothing to do with this
    article,but i had to put this thought somewhere,and if u think bout it it will tell u alot bout
    this guy,He supported HA arms,and the people,army and resistance formula,he signed and passed
    a law for them to keep the weapons,but these same weapons that hes against he believes has taken
    him out of power so nowwwwww he launches this campaign every time he can speak against HA arms,
    my point is when it was not affecting him or his chair he was all for the weapons and the resistance title,
    but when he felt he lost his chair cuz of these same weapons he supported,he now joined the other side thats
    been demanding HA hand over there weapons and join the army or whatever the other side was demanding,

    My point is how can anyone follow such a selfish greedy bastard,you might not like what i said but once
    again no one on here can argue the facts,and what i stated are facts….its just funny that this is a perfect case of
    as long as what u do doesnt affect me i will be on your side,and the moment of what u do affects ME,i will go against
    you…he is no different than jumblatt,will do what he will do for personell gain…once again this is the truth,not an
    opinion just a factual observation…

  • Just something that came to my mind about harriri,and it really has nothing to do with this
    article,but i had to put this thought somewhere,and if u think bout it it will tell u alot bout
    this guy,He supported HA arms,and the people,army and resistance formula,he signed and passed
    a law for them to keep the weapons,but these same weapons that hes against he believes has taken
    him out of power so nowwwwww he launches this campaign every time he can speak against HA arms,
    my point is when it was not affecting him or his chair he was all for the weapons and the resistance title,
    but when he felt he lost his chair cuz of these same weapons he supported,he now joined the other side thats
    been demanding HA hand over there weapons and join the army or whatever the other side was demanding,

    My point is how can anyone follow such a selfish greedy bastard,you might not like what i said but once
    again no one on here can argue the facts,and what i stated are facts….its just funny that this is a perfect case of
    as long as what u do doesnt affect me i will be on your side,and the moment of what u do affects ME,i will go against
    you…he is no different than jumblatt,will do what he will do for personell gain…once again this is the truth,not an
    opinion just a factual observation…