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Guinea: Politics and Government

Volume 498: debated on Monday 2 November 2009

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs what steps his Department is taking to encourage the development of democratic government in Guinea. (296810)

The UK is actively engaged with EU counterparts in Brussels and New York and through ambassadors in the region to press for a swift transition to democratic rule in Guinea.

Our ambassador in Guinea is a member of the International Contact Group on Guinea (ICG-G) and has maintained a constant dialogue with EU partners on the ground. We fully support efforts by the Economic Community of West African States and the African Union, working with appointed mediator, President Campoare of Burkina Faso, to re-establish dialogue with Guinean political parties and restore constitutional order and the rule of law.