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To reduce tensions, the prime minister of Guinea meets with political groups today



After the National Front for the Defence of the Constitution (FNDC) postponed calling for a demonstration that was to be the first significant protest march under the now-ruling junta, Guinean Prime Minister Mohamed Béavogui met with political groups to reduce tensions.

In spite of a recent protest ban enforced by the military authorities who toppled previous president Alpha Conde in September, the FNDC had called for citizens to take to the streets on Thursday.

“The only way we can build the solid foundation for the decent life we all aspire to together is through an inclusive strategy that is tailored to the realities of Guinea.” “An interministerial council, a team of colleagues, has already been established. As we proceed, we’ll make adjustments to the group. You must also organize yourself. The administration is relying on everyone taking part in this consultation to be sincere “The political parties, civil society organizations, and labor unions were informed by Mohamed Béavogui, the transitional government’s prime minister.

Since Colonel Mamady Doumbouya ousted President Alpha Conde in September 2021, Guinea has been governed by a military junta. The three-year transition period has been designated by the authorities.

This meeting between the country’s political forces comes Less than a week will pass before the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) summit, where it is anticipated that a decision will be made regarding the renewal of economic sanctions.

Since early 2002, there have been two efforts at consultations; however, many organizations, including the National Alliance for Change and Democracy (ANAD) and the National Front for the Defense of the Constitution, boycotted both of them (FNDC).

Both political coalitions were present during this period. In order to “give a chance” to the conversation that the Prime Minister had suggested, the FNDC, which had organized months of mobilization against Mr. Conde from 2019 to 2021, had deferred its call for a demonstration against the length of the transition on Wednesday.

He stated that accepting an ECOWAS mediator was a need for their participation in the dialogue.

The former ruling party, the Rassemblement du peuple de Guinée (RPG arc-en-ciel), on the other hand, declined to participate and made its acceptance contingent upon the release of its detained leaders and an end to the targeting and detention of political figures.

The Prime Minister remarked in his opening remarks, “It is imperative that each of us here understand once and for all that the only agenda that counts is that of the people.

In his closing remarks, Mr. Béavogui urged participants to “submit their donations” by July 1. He didn’t schedule any fresh meetings.

Fodé Oussou Fofana, vice president of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG), a member of Anad, described the situation as “disappointing.” We won’t take part in a meeting once more, he declared, “unless a decree is issued that will establish a permanent discussion framework to be presided over by a facilitator selected by ECOWAS.”

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