PRESS RELEASE

COMMUNIQUE DE PRESSE

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N°: 109/2012
19 April 2012 [SOGAKOPE - GHANA]

ECOWAS STATEMENT ON GUINEA BISSAU

							
	The ECOWAS Commission has learnt with surprise the announced establishment of 
a so-called “Transitional National Council” by the Military Command Junta and 
24 political parties in Guinea Bissau to govern the country for a two-year 
period. 
 
The Commission strongly condemns this illegal initiative, particularly after 
the Junta had given a written undertaking, following its meeting with a high-
level ECOWAS Delegation in Bissau on 16 April 2012, to step aside to pave the 
way for the immediate return to constitutional normality with the facilitation 
of ECOWAS  
 
The Commission wishes to reiterate its rejection of the usurpation of power by 
the Military Command, and to make it known that it will never recognize any 
transitional arrangement emanating from the Junta.  
 
ECOWAS reiterates its commitment to the immediate restoration of 
constitutional order in Guinea Bissau, whose modalities constitute the focus 
of on-going consultations with Bissau-Guinean stakeholders, and which shall 
also be discussed at an Emergency Summit next week.  
 
H.E. Désiré Kadré OUEDRAOGO 


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