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Coup: Guinea Sends Strong Warning To President Tinubu Over Military Intervention In Niger Republic

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Coup: Guinea Sends Strong Warning To President Tinubu Over Military Intervention In Niger Republic

The Republic of Guinea has warned the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) chaired by Nigerian president, Bola Tinubu, against any planned sanction and military intervention against the military juntas in the Republic of Niger.

Guinea issued the warning in a statement while expressing its solidarity with Niger Republic, saying it would not participate in measures against Niger and that sanctions against military regime in Niger including military intervention are an option that cannot be a solution to the current problem but would lead to a human disaster whose consequences could go beyond the borders of Niger.

The statement added that at a time when the young populations of the ECOWAS area are experiencing a human tragedy in Tunisia and the Mediterranean, the concern of the leaders of the sub-region should be more oriented towards strategic, socio-economic issues for the achievement of their aspirations than to look at the fate of the fallen Presidents.

The statement read, “Position of Guinea on Sanctioning Niger Since July 26, 2023, the people of Guinea, headed by the National Committee of the Rally for Development (CNRD), has been following with great interest the evolution of the socio-political situation in the sister Republic of Niger, which has led to the assumption of responsibility by the National Council for the Safeguarding of the Fatherland (CNSP).

Niger Republic
Tinubu and Guinea

“The Guinean authorities pay tribute to the brave populations of Niger for their high sense of patriotism and salute the republican spirit and maturity of the Defence and Security Forces who favoured the best interests of their nation by choosing to come together to find solutions to Niger’s problems.

“The CNRD remains convinced that the new authorities will make every effort to guarantee stability and harmony in Niger and the Sub-Region.

“The sanctions measures advocated by ECOWAS, including military intervention, are an option that cannot be a solution to the current problem but would lead to a human disaster whose consequences could go beyond the borders of Niger.

“As a result, the CNRD refrains from applying these illegitimate and inhumane sanctions against the brotherly people and the Nigerien Authorities, and urges ECOWAS to return to better feelings.

“The Republic of Guinea reaffirms with this communiqué its pan-Africanist vision by bringing its solidarity to the Nigerien population and inviting the new CNSP authorities to preserve unity and national cohesion.

“The CNRD emphasised that a military intervention against Niger would de facto lead to the dislocation of ECOWAS. Similarly, the brother peoples of Mali, Burkina Faso, Niger and Guinea aspire to more recognition and respect for their sovereignty.

“In addition, the CNRD wishes to clarify that the sanctions taken and the threats made at the summit of July 30, 2023 do not in any way commit the Republic of Guinea.

“At a time when the young populations of the ECOWAS area are experiencing a human tragedy in Tunisia and the Mediterranean, the concern of the leaders of the sub-region should be more oriented towards strategic, socio-economic issues for the achievement of their aspirations than to look at the fate of the fallen Presidents.”

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