Guinea dissociates itself from the sanctions of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) against Mali and affirms its solidarity with its northern neighbor.
In a statement on Monday, the military leaders in power in Guinea and already suspended by ECOWAS from recall that they was “not associated” with the decision extraordinary summit of the Heads of State of ECOWAS, against Mali.
However, “the CNRD reaffirms that the air, land and sea borders of the Republic of Guinea always remain open to all sister countries, in accordance with its pan-Africanist vision”.
Indeed, during ECOWAS extraordinary summit on January 9, 2022 in Accra, Ghana, they decided closure of borders with Mali, suspension of relations with Bamako, freezing of Mali’s assets, among others.
Subsequently, Malian leaders rejected the sanctions against them, claiming it’s illegal.
This comes after the transitional leaders in Mali announced their will to lead the transition over a period of 4 years.
They, therefore did not keep their promises to organize elections in February 2022.
Meanwhile the West African organization wants a quick return to constitutional order.