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European Union condemns military coup in Guinea


AA / Asia Ibrahim

The European Union condemned the military coup in Guinea on Sunday and called for the release of the country’s president, Alpha Condé.

This is what emerges from the intervention of the High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy of the Union, Josep Borrell, through his official account on “Twitter”.

“I condemn the seizure of power by force in Guinea and I call for the release of President Alpha Condé,” Borrell said.

The European official called on all actors to respect the rule of law and to work in the interest of peace and the well-being of the Guinean people.

The Guinean army special forces announced on Sunday in a video broadcast on social networks, the arrest of President Alpha Condé, the dissolution of the government and the suspension of the Constitution, before releasing another video showing the president arrested.

The Defense Ministry said in a statement that “the rebels sowed terror” in the capital, Conakry, before seizing the presidential palace, but “the presidential guard, supported by the defense forces and security and loyal and republican forces, contained the threat and repelled the group of aggressors. “

While uncertainty reigns over the development of the situation in Conakry, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres “strongly” condemned “any seizure of power by force of arms” in Guinea.

* Translated from Arabic by Mourad Belhaj

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