For Immediate Release
U.S. Embassy Statement in Support of ECOWAS
The United States calls on Guinea to immediately restore democracy and respect the rule of law. We welcome the September 8 call by the Authority of Heads of State and Government of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) for the immediate return to constitutional order and support its decision to suspend Guinea from the organization until democracy and constitutional order are reestablished. Additionally, the United States supports ECOWAS’s determination to immediately dispatch a high-level mission to Guinea.
The United States shares ECOWAS’s deep concern over political developments in Guinea following the September 5 military takeover and the potential consequences of these developments on regional peace and stability. The United States joins in the call for the safety and immediate release of President Alpha Condé.
The United States urges the military authorities to continue to respect its responsibility for the protection of U.S. citizens and property in Guinea.
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