West Africa extends military mission in Guinea until 2020

West Africa extends military mission in Guinea until 2020

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) has extended its military mission in Guinea-Bissau until March of 2020

The military mission of ECOWAS in Guinea Bissau will be extended for a period of six months from October 1st, 2019, the heads of state and government of the community decided at a summit today. The force will be in the country until March of 2020.

Regarding the political situation in Guinea-Bissau, the resolution confirms the information advanced to Lusa by diplomatic sources, that is, ECOWAS Heads of State and Government have determined that the new Government should take office until Wednesday.

"Based on the consensus reached by Guinean political actors", the ECOWAS resolution also determines that a new Attorney General of the Republic be appointed until Wednesday.

"The President will remain in office until the next elections (presidential, scheduled for November 24) and government management will be entirely conducted by the Government constituted as provided in the Constitution of Guinea-Bissau," read the resolution.

Under the ECOWAS Decisions, the Guinea-Bissau Head of State will meet today with Attorney General Bacari Biai and Prime Minister Aristides Gomes.