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France resumes ties to support new government

Text by FRANCE 24 (with wires)

Latest update : 2010-02-16

France announced Tuesday that it would resume civil and military cooperation with Guinea as a sign of support for transitional president General Sekouba Konate and his newly appointed government.

France announced its renewed support for Guinea Tuesday, ending a four-month suspension of civil and military cooperation. The suspension occurred because of a bloody massacre in Conakry on September 28, in which the ruling military junta attacked a large group of anti-junta protesters, leaving a body count that the UN estimates to be over 150.

The deputy spokesperson for the French foreign ministry, Christine Fages, announced: “France is resuming its civil and military cooperation to mark its support for General Konaté and his government, who are going to organise elections very quickly. France salutes the nomination of a national unity government lead by Prime Minister Jean-Marie Doré.”

She added, “The national unity government will devote itself to restoring the state.”

On Monday, General Konate signed a decree naming a transitional government.

The new team, led by Doré (hailing from the opposition), comprises 34 members. Of these, 10 are members of the outgoing government, among them six members of the military. No military figures from the opposition are in the cabinet.

Doré faces the hefty task of leading a delicate transition, following a landmark accord signed on January 15 in which parties agreed to organise elections “within six months.”

 

 

 

Date created : 2010-02-16

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