In Recognition of LES Appreciation Day

On Wednesday, November 18, the State Department family celebrated the second annual LE Staff/FSN Recognition Day, when the Department of State, USAID and other foreign affairs agencies express our deep gratitude to the more than 56,000 LE Staff whose experience, expertise, and professionalism make our mission possible. Here at the U.S. Embassy in Conakry, our LE Staff are essential to …

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Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Steven Koutsis meets with the Grand Imam of the Faycal Mosque

The Chargé d’Affaires, a.i. Steven Koutsis called on Elhadj Mamadou Saliou Camara, the Grand Imam of Faycal Mosque, on November 5, where he reiterated the United States’ support of religious freedom, peaceful assembly, and inclusive dialogue. Imam Camara explained how he is encouraging non-violent engagement and interfaith dialogue. He also underscored the work he and …

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Statement on Guinea’s Presidential Election 

Statement on Guinea’s Presidential Election The United States notes the Guinean Independent National Electoral Commission’s announcement of the provisional results of the October 18 presidential election. We express concern about the questions raised by election observers and civil society on the lack of transparency in vote tabulation and inconsistencies between the announced results and tally …

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Statement by Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis on Guinea’s Elections

October 18, 2020 Wishing all Guineans a peaceful  election day! It is ultimately up to the Guinean people to decide the future of their country, which should be done through a consultative, free, fair, transparent and peaceful electoral process during and after election day. The rule of law, free and fair elections, and freedom of …

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Statement by Assistant Secretary Tibor Nagy on Guinea’s Elections

October 17, 2020 I spoke with President Alpha Condé and Cellou Dalein Diallo yesterday to stress the importance of a free, fair, inclusive, and peaceful electoral process. The U.S. encourages all Guineans, regardless of political affiliation, to refrain from violence and respect each other’s rights. As a longtime friend of Guinea, I have seen firsthand …

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Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis Engages with Guinean Journalists on Presidential Elections

Today, the United States Embassy partnered with Maison de la Presse de Guinée to host a press conference with Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis. This engagement served as an opportunity for the Chargé to directly discuss with journalists about the upcoming presidential elections. The U.S. Embassy remains committed to a transparent electoral process. Chargé d’Affaires …

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Chargé D’affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis Urges Peaceful And Credible Elections In Guinea At Police Academy Graduation

On October 12, Chargé d’Affaires a.i. Steven Koutsis attended the graduation ceremony for the new officer class of Guinean National Police Academy. The Guinean National Police Academy receives training and support from the U.S. Embassy Conakry through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL). The event was also attended by the Guinean …

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U.S. Government makes donation of U.S. $90 Thousand Dollars to help Guinea’s Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

On October 9, U.S. Embassy Conakry through its Office of International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs (INL) and implementing partner International Organization for Migration participated in an official handover ceremony to commemorate the United States government’s donation of $90,000 in personal protective equipment (PPE) and tech equipment to the Ministry of Security. As a part …

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United States Recognizes World Rabies Day and support the prevention of zoonotic diseases in Guinea

Conakry, September 28, 2020 For Immediate Release The United States and the global community commemorate World Rabies Day on September 28, 2020. Leading the U.S. Government’s routine zoonotic disease surveillance, detection, and response efforts in Guinea is the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA). With the world’s attention focused on the global COVID-19 pandemic, the United …

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Announcing U.S. Embassy Conakry’s Fulbright Student Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program for 2022-2023

Conakry, September 8 2020 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce the opening of two Fulbright program competitions for the 2021-2022 academic year: the Fulbright Foreign Student Program and Hubert H. Humphrey Fellowship Program.  These exchange programs are funded by the U.S.  Department of State and were initiated by U.S. Senator William J. Fulbright …

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Presidential Elections: The U.S. Embassy reaffirms its commitment to Democratic Institutions and Processes

The United States remains committed to democratic institutions and processes.  It is ultimately up to the Guinean people to decide the future of their country, which should be done through a consultative, free, fair, and transparent process.  We believe in regular, democratic transitions of power, which yield more accountability, stronger institutions, more constructive citizen participation …

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Guinean Alumnus Selected for the Mandela Washington Fellowship Leadership Impact Award

Conakry, August 10 2020 For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce that  Ibrahima Kalil Gueye , a 2018 Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumnus from Guinea, is the winner of the 2020  Leadership Impact Award .  This annual award recognizes the individual achievements of one member of the Mandela Washington Fellowship Alumni Network.  U.S. Embassies and Consulates and other stakeholders submitted nominations, and …

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United States supports COVID-19 response in Guinea

Conakry, August 8 2020 For Immediate Release The Embassy of the United States is pleased to announce the strengthening of cooperation between the United States and the Republic of Guinea in the health sector. For this purpose, Mrs. Izetta Minko-Moreau, the Acting USAID Guinea Mission Director and Mr. Pierre Ngom, UNICEF Country Representative, in collaboration …

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To Achieve Peace, There Must Be Justice For All

The U.S. Embassy community joins me in mourning the death of George Floyd. Like countless others, I was shocked by the footage of the abhorrent actions of the Minnesota police officers who arrested George Floyd, and deeply saddened by the subsequent violence that took place throughout the United States. Despite the ongoing unrest, the importance …

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Telephonic Press Briefing on COVID-19 in Africa and the U.S. Response with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs

On May 6, 2020, U.S. Department of States’ Africa Regional Hub hosted a telephonic press briefing with Ambassador Tibor P. Nagy, Assistant Secretary, Bureau of African Affairs, on the U.S. response to the COVID-19 pandemic in Africa and coordination efforts with national governments on the content. To read the transcript, click here . To listen to …

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Ambassador Henshaw’s Op-Ed on COVID-19

04.16.2020 Ambassador Henshaw’s Op-Ed on COVID-19 U.S. leadership in the global battle against COVID-19 is rooted in a history of foreign assistance that is strong today and will endure for decades. Every day, new U.S. technical and material assistance arrives in hospitals and labs around the world. These efforts, in turn, build on a long-standing …

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U.S. Embassy Expresses Concern Over March 22 Elections

The Embassy of the United States is deeply concerned about the political divisions within Guinea following the March 22 vote.  Our own observations, and government reports of closed or ransacked polling stations, bring into question the credibility of the announced turnout figures and results.  The only path forward is an immediate end to all violence, …

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United States Condemns Violence, Expresses Disappointment over March 22 Vote in Guinea

For Immediate Release March 25, 2020 The United States has grave concerns over the violence surrounding the vote in Guinea on March 22, and we condemn all such actions.  We call on the Government of Guinea to investigate in a speedy and transparent manner all deaths associated with demonstrations and the election, with the results …

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Press Statement by Secretary of State, Michael Pompeo on U.S. Concerns Over Electoral Process in Guinea

U.S DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson For Immediate Release February 7, 2020 U.S. Concerns Over Electoral Process in Guinea The United States is concerned about the Government of Guinea’s current plans to hold legislative elections and a constitutional referendum on March 1.  We question whether the process will be free, fair, and transparent …

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Joint Statement of the United Nations, the European Union and the Embassies of the United States and France in Guinea

The Missions of the United Nations, the Delegation of the European Union, and the Embassies of the United States and France learned with sadness and disappointment that the funeral service for those who died during the October 14 and 15 demonstrations was tainted by the deaths of new victims of violence. Our Missions will follow …

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U.S. Ambassador Urges Peace

Press Statement Conakry, November 06, 2019 For Immediate Release As U.S. Ambassador, I urge all parties to avoid any violent or provocative acts during Thursday’s march. Security forces should exercise maximum restraint and marchers should avoid acts of aggression.  The deaths of 4 November were tragic.  The government’s promise of a full investigation of the …

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Call for applications: 2020 Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation

The U.S. Mission to Guinea is pleased to issue a notice of funding opportunity for the Ambassadors Fund for Cultural Preservation (AFCP).  AFCP was established to help countries preserve cultural heritage and to demonstrate U.S. respect for other cultures. The Fund is aimed at preserving cultural sites or objects that have a historical or cultural …

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U.S. Embassy Conakry – Press Statement

Conakry, October 17, 2019 For Immediate Release Declaration of the Missions to the Republic of Guinea of the United Nations, ECOWAS, the Delegation of the European Union, the United States, France, Belgium, Italy, Germany and the United Kingdom: The political crisis in the Republic of Guinea is a source of concern for the international community. …

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US, EU and France Embassies Joint Statement on September 28 Stadium Massacre

Joint Statement from the Embassies of the United States, France, and the Delegation of the European Union on the occasion of the tenth anniversary of 28 September stadium massacre: On the tenth anniversary of that tragic day, the Embassies of the United States of America and France, and the Delegation of the European Union express …

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U.S. Embassy Resumes Normal Visa Processing in Guinea

Effective August 27, 2018, the Government of the United States ended visa restrictions in Guinea and resumed normal visa processing at U.S. Embassy Conakry for all visa categories.  On September 13, 2017, U.S. Embassy Conakry discontinued visa issuance to employees of the Government of Guinea, and their spouses and children, with some exceptions.  Visa restrictions …

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Secretary Tillerson Meets With African Foreign Ministers

Link to source: https://www.state.gov/r/pa/prs/ps/2017/11/275854.htm Media Note Office of the Spokesperson Washington, DC November 22, 2017 ——————————————————————————————————————————————————————————————— Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with delegations from 37 countries and the African Union Commission, in addition to representatives from the U.S. and African private sectors and civil society on November 17 to address our cooperation in increasing trade …

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U.S. Mission Conakry and Partners Support Health Infrastructure in Guinea

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in collaboration with the Government of Guinea, formally handed over renovated infrastructure at Kindia National Health School on June 5, 2017.  The facility also received equipment offered by USAID for strengthening and improving basic health education and quality of midwifery training in Guinea. USAID – through the …

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The United States supports social cohesion and peace in Guinea

Ambassador Dennis Hankins is pleased to announce the strengthening of cooperation between the United States and Guinea in the area of conflict mitigation and management through dialogue, reconciliation and peacebuilding. The U.S. government, through the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), launched the Cultural Cohesion for Peace and Prosperity (2C2P) project on Wednesday, May …

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Ambassador Hankins and Justice Minister Sako Sign Assistance Agreement for September 28th Trials

For immediate release Conakry, Guinea – On Tuesday, September 27, 2016, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and Minister of Justice Cheick Sako signed an agreement to advance the work of Guinea’s Ministry of Justice.  The document provides U.S. government funding for the Ministry’s Atrocity Accountability and Reconciliation project, including preparations for the September 28 Stadium Massacre trial.  …

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U.S. Ambassador and Minister of Security and Civil Protection sign accord

For immediate release Conakry, Guinée – On Wednesday, September 28, 2016, Ambassador Dennis Hankins and the Minister of  Security and Civil protection, Abdoul Kabélé Camara, signed an agreement to increase the Ministry’s capabilities in the areas of public health emergency preparedness and response, civil affairs and community engagement, and interagency coordination and cooperation. On this …

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U.S. Embassy Conakry Statement regarding new Ebola cases in Guinea

For immediate release The Government of Guinea confirmed two cases of Ebola Virus Disease (EVD) on March 17, in the prefecture of N’Zerekore.  The U.S Embassy and its partner agencies the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) are working closely with Guinean authorities and international and …

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U.S. and Guinea: partners on Global Health Security

Pour Diffusion Immédiate U.S. Mission Conakry and its partners welcome health experts who have travelled to Guinea this month to implement the Global Health Security Agenda (GHSA).  A formal launch will take place on Tuesday, February 16. GHSA  is a partnership with 50 nations, international organizations and public and private stakeholders, to accelerate progress toward …

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USAID and WFP Program Launch in Guinea

For Immediate Release U.S. Embassy Conakry is pleased to announce the visit by U.S. Ambassador Dennis Hankins and USAID Mission Director Michelle Godette, along with the WFP Country representative, Elisabeth Faure, and Government of Guinea representatives to a Food for Peace School Meals site in Boke, Guinea on Friday, January 22. As part of the …

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Africa: ‘Decisive Moment for Democracy’ – John Kerry

For Immediate Release guest column By John Kerry October 8, 2015 Washington, DC — Last May, I shared in an extraordinary moment. I had the privilege, together with many leaders from across Africa, of bearing witness to the first peaceful, democratic transition of power between two parties in Nigeria. I traveled to Lagos earlier this …

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Political Agreement reached in Guinea between Ruling and Opposition Parties (August 21, 2015)

For Immediate Release  STATEMENT BY JOHN KIRBY, SPOKESPERSON Political Agreement reached in Guinea between Ruling and Opposition Parties  We commend the agreement reached between Guinea’s ruling and opposition political parties, which clears the way for Guinea to hold the first round of presidential elections on October 11.  The Government of Guinea and the main opposition …

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