Panafrican News Agency

Guinean government says ready for ECOWAS Extraordinary Summit

Conakry, Guinea (PANA) - Guinea is not afraid of the extraordinary summit of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), scheduled to take place on the sidelines of the 77th General Assembly of the United Nations in New York, government spokesperson Ousmane Gaoual Diallo said Monday on a private radio station.

The heads of state of ECOWAS member countries will meet in New York on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly to discuss the transitional situations in Mali, Guinea, and Burkina Faso, all of whom have been suspended from the sub-regional organization and the African Union.

The government spokesman said the transition authorities had given enough information to make ECOWAS understand the approach and actions of the National Committee of Rally for Development (CNRD) and the Guinean government.

"We believe that we will be present with the arguments that are ours. We have no fear of this type of summit at all. It is rather a good thing. We think we have given enough information to allow the heads of state of the sub-region to understand a little the approach and actions of the CNRD and the government.

"This is something quite important for us and we hope that it will be taken into account," said the minister of Posts and Telecommunications.

"ECOWAS would do better," he suggested, "to help Guinea emerge from the transition by taking into account the country's context than to aggravate the suffering of the population by sanctioning the country." 

-0- PANA AC/JSG/BBA/RA 20Sept2022