The military junta that controls power in Guinea-Conakry since the coup d’état of last day 5 against President Alpha Condé, began this Tuesday a round of national dialogue with the main socio-political actors of the country with the purpose of reaching an agreement to form a transitional government.


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The talks take place behind closed doors with the leaders of the political parties in the People’s Palace, in Conakry, headquarters of the National Assembly, according to the information provided by the Board itself.

The coup plotters, grouped in a National Committee for Grouping and Development (CNRD, for its acronym in French) under the leadership of Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, will also receive throughout the week leaders of different religious confessions, leaders of society civil and union and representatives of key sectors of the economy, such as banking or mining.

For his part, the president of the Union of Democratic Forces of Guinea (UFDG) and main opposition leader, Cellou Dalein Diallo, said at the end of the meeting that many participants were able to express their position after listening to Doumbouya.

According to Diallo, Doumbouya, the leader of the military junta said that he wanted the contribution of all political actors in the construction of this transition, in the definition of its missions and its terms.

According to Diallo, the coup leader would have assured him that no one will be excluded and that the proposals made will be taken into account, and that they are in accordance with the best interests of the nation, and said that Colonel Doumbouya acts in good faith.

With this roundtable, the CNRD fulfills the promise made after the overthrow of Condé to promote what it called a national consultation to open an inclusive and peaceful transition.

Condé, 83 years old and in power since 2010, was overthrown and detained on September 5 by members of the Army Special Forces Group led by Doumbouya.

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