West African Leaders To Meet Guinea Junta
Umer Jamshaid 1 month ago Fri 17th September 2021 | 05:10 PM
Conakry, Sept 17 (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 17th Sep, 2021 ) :A delegation of west African leaders is expected to meet Guinea's junta Friday, a day after regional bloc ECOWAS urged rapid elections following a coup in the fragile country.
An ECOWAS official, who requested anonymity, told AFP that ECOWAS Commission President Jean-Claude Kassi Brou would likely take part too.
Coup leader Lieutenant-Colonel Mamady Doumbouya has not yet responded to the call for elections from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).
This week, he held meetings over several days with political and civil-society figures, in talks intended to pave a return to civilian rule.
But Doumbouya, a former French legionnaire, has so far refused to commit to a timetable.
"The only timetable that counts is that of the Guinean people who have suffered so much," he told political leaders in a closed-door meeting on Tuesday.