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ECOWAS region: an anti-coup force project in the making

ECOWAS region: an anti-coup force project in the making

During a press conference co-hosted by French President Emmanuel Macron and Guinea-Bissau President Umaru Mokhtar Sissoko Embalo, who is also president of the Conference of Heads of State of the Economic Community of West African States, the latter announced the formation of an anti-coup force in the region. – A regional space to enable everyone to understand that we are in the twenty-first century and that it is unacceptable and unacceptable to carry out coups.

The current head of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), Omar Mokhtar Sissoko Embalo, President of Guinea-Bissau, announced Thursday the formation of an anti-coup force soon.

Honorable President of Guinea-Bissau. Umaru Mokhtar Sissoko Embalo was speaking during a joint press conference with his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron, who is visiting the country.

“There is already on the ECOWAS table a project to create an anti-coup force that we are considering creating,” while emphasizing that “this entity will allow everyone to understand that we are in the twenty-first century and that it is unacceptable and unacceptable to carry out a coup.”

Before adding that we can only think about getting to the top of the state, this is a fast track. There are procedures to be the head of state. We all have to be Republicans. It is the people who have the right to punish the leaders, but not with military coups.

For his part, French President Emmanuel Macron indicated that he had been informed by President Embaloud of the desire of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) to form a counter-terrorism force in the various ECOWAS member states.

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Welcoming the initiative, the President of the French Republic, Emmanuel Macron, considered it a very effective tool to combat the turmoil that we have seen weakening in the region as military groups have sometimes exploited the weakening of the state to seize power. This is what is expected of the Economic Community of West African States.

And before it ends, President Macron affirmed that France will continue to play its role in the region in the service of legitimate, sovereign states. “Because we consider our role to be to help succeed in this fight against terrorism and to allow for the stable development and training of young people in this part of the African continent.”

Finally, Embalo announced a mission to Bamako soon to be led by its foreign minister to meet with the military junta followed by his visit to Mali. He said the aim is to discuss the transition with the Malian authorities to find an agreement because it is very important that we end up with the transition in Mali, Burkina and Guinea Conakry.

Wai Sangar

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