-PHOTO TAKEN 28OCT04- A man passes by bags of cocoa at Saf-Cacao, one of the cocoa factories of San ..
Ivory Coast court orders liquidation of cocoa exporter SAF-Cacao
ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A court in Ivory Coast has ordered the liquidation of SAF-Cacao, the world's top cocoa grower's leading exporter, over debts owed to the Coffee and Cocoa Council marketing board, the company's CEO told Reuters.
"We are still fighting to survive," Ali Lakiss said. "We've asked the CCC and the prime minister's office to allow us to execute our 2017/18 contract to pay back our debts. It's possible to pay it all back if they let us work."
(Reporting by Ange Aboa; writing by Joe Bavier; editing by Jason Neely)
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