Ivory Coast's Ouattara: Security a priority

2011-04-13 18:10

Abidjan - Ivory Coast's internationally recognised president Alassane Ouattara said on Wednesday his priority was to re-establish security and to restart basic services after a five-month power struggle with Laurent Gbagbo.

"We are still in a delicate situation. We still need to secure the country, especially Abidjan," he told a news conference.

Ouattara said he would ask the International Criminal Court (ICC) to investigate reported massacres in the West African country since the start of the post-election violence.