Posted by: africanpressorganization | 18 July 2011

European Union revises conditions for a full resumption of cooperation with Guinea



European Union revises conditions for a full resumption of cooperation with Guinea


BRUSSELS, Kingdom of Belgium, July 18, 2011/African Press Organization (APO)/ — The European Union today revised the conditions for fully resuming EU cooperation with the Republic of Guinea (doc. 12453/1/11 REV 1). Today’s decision acknowledges Guinea’s progress towards constitutional rule and democratisation and eases the conditions for a full resumption of EU support.

“I met President Alpha Condé on 6 May 2011 and I assured him that the EU remains at their side to help Guinea complete the political transition and to put the country back on the track towards stability and economic growth. Following significant progress by Guinea on the roadmap for a return to constitutional rule and democratisation, the EU has already partially resumed cooperation and mobilised € 40 million of additional emergency funds. Today’s decision allows a more rapid resumption of full cooperation. Funds destined to social services will thus be made available once the Guinean authorities have adopted a detailed calendar for the holding of parliamentary elections this year. The remaining funds for governance, transports and other sectors will become available upon completion of parliamentary elections. I trust the authorities will undertake all the necessary efforts in ensuring that the upcoming parliamentary elections will comply with international standards,” declared Andris Piebalgs, EU Commissioner for Development.



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