Algeria voices concerns, rejects unconstitutional change in Guinea

APS - 06 September 2021

ALGIERS- Algeria said Monday it is following the situation in the Republic of Guinea with a "deep concern," reiterating its "commitment to the cardinal principles of the African Union, including the rejection of unconstitutional change, the ministry of Foreign Affairs and National Community Abroad said in a statement.

"Algeria follows with deep concern the prevailing situation in the Republic of Guinea. It reaffirms its commitment to the cardinal principles of the African Union, including the rejection of all unconstitutional change of government as stated by the 1999 Algiers decision and reiterated by the African Charter on Democracy, Elections and Governance," the ministry said.

Algiers "considers that the causes of this unconstitutional change must find consensual solutions based on a responsible dialogue to uphold sovereignty, independence, territorial integrity and national unity of Guinea, as well as all the achievements of our brother Guinean people."

The ministry said that "Algeria will coordinate with the other member countries of the African Union Peace and Security Council for the implementation of the constitutive act of the continental organization and its relevant positions on the matter."

"Algeria expresses the hope that the Republic of Guinea will quickly overcome this ordeal and stresses its fraternal solidarity with the Guinean people with whom it has historical relations marked by friendship and cooperation."