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.