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ECOWAS suspends Guinea from all its decision-making bodies following the coup

AA / Dramane Traore

The heads of state of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) decided on Wednesday to suspend Guinea Conakry from all its decision-making bodies, after the coup d’état which overthrown last Sunday, President Alpha Condé, Anadolu Agency learned from a diplomatic source.

“ECOWAS has already decided to suspend Guinea from all its decision-making bodies and requests that this decision be respected by the African Union and the United Nations”, the Minister of Affairs told reporters on Wednesday evening. foreigners from Burkina Faso Alpha Barry, at the end of an extraordinary summit of heads of state of ECOWAS held in virtual and devoted to the socio-political situation in Guinea.

Burkina Faso’s head of diplomacy said ECOWAS heads of state are “very concerned about the socio-political situation in Guinea” following last Sunday’s coup and the arrest of President Alpha Condé .

“At this level, the Heads of State demanded respect for the physical integrity of President Alpha Condé and all those arrested, the immediate release of President Alpha Condé and all those arrested and the return to constitutional order. “Barry added.

They also announced the sending of a high-level mission to Guinea as of tomorrow Thursday to discuss with the new authorities, he added, specifying that it is at the end of this mission that the CEEDEAO should be able to reconsider. its positions.

At the opening of the proceedings, the current President of the Conference of Heads of State and Government of ECOWAS, the Ghanaian President, Nana Akufo Addo, hailed the promptness of the Heads of State which made it possible to hold this meeting. , “a sign of their strong commitment to the objectives of our regional organization”.

According to President Nana Akufo Addo quoted in a press release from the presidency of Burkina Faso, the purpose of this meeting is to examine “the regrettable incident that occurred in Guinea”, with a view to determining “a common reaction to this violation of the principles of governance. that we have adopted “.

On Sunday, soldiers led by Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya arrested President Condé, reelected in October 2020 for a highly contested third term.

The coup was strongly condemned on Sunday by the United Nations, the African Union and the community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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