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Guinea constitution will be completed by end 2024: foreign minister

Will Denselow


The Republic of Guinea will have a new constitution in place by the end of the year, foreign minister Morissanda Kouyaté told CGTN.

After the administration of Mamady Doumbouya took power, a transitional period was agreed with the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to return the country to civilian rule.

Speaking to CGTN Europe at the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels, Kouyaté said that while the 2024 deadline was fluid, the first step of introducing a new constitution would be completed by the end of the year.

"The timetable that was signed by Guinea and ECOWAS is a timetable that was indicative because it was said that it will be dynamic. The word dynamic is important because you can never be sure that you can do everything at the same time, in the allotted time," he said.

"But we are sure that on December 31, the main battle will be won. That is to say, the Constitution and the new Guinean Constitution will be adopted on the ground. From then on, everything else will follow."

He stressed the importance of taking a democratic approach that was relevant to Guinea and not simply transposed from other nations.



Cold War

Doumbouya warned against geo-political tensions which are recreating the kind of global polarization seen during the Cold War. Instead of targeting each other, major powers should focus on addressing problems that endanger the whole of humanity such as pandemics and climate change he said.

"Our planet is under threat. And this is the common enemy. Much more energy and thought should be put into this fight than continuing to fight on both sides."

Guinea constitution will be completed by end 2024: foreign minister

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