Guinea: Politics and Government

Foreign and Commonwealth Office written question – answered on 5 March 2020.

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Photo of Catherine West Catherine West Labour, Hornsey and Wood Green

To ask the Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs, what diplomatic steps he has taken with the Government of Guinea to help ensure that the constitution, democracy and the rule of law in that country are upheld.

Photo of James Duddridge James Duddridge Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Foreign and Commonwealth Office) (Joint with the Department for International Development)

The British Government is concerned by the deteriorating political environment in Guinea and the demonstrations that have led to violence in recent months. On 27 February I issued a statement urging the Government of Guinea to ensure that the elections and referendum scheduled for 1 March were conducted in a transparent, fair, timely and credible way. We encourage the Government of Guinea to take this into account, and call on all parties to support an inclusive process and to respect the rule of law when the rescheduled elections and referendum take place.

We continue to raise our concerns about civic and political issues with the Government of Guinea through our Ambassador in Conakry. The UK, alongside other international partners, has urged all parties to renew dialogue, avoid disproportionate use of force, and demonstrate calmness and restraint. We are following developments closely and stand ready to support Guinea in its efforts to become a more peaceful, stable and democratic country.

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