Guinea’s President Alpha Condé to address European Parliament
Alpha Condé, President of the Republic of Guinea, will address MEPs in a formal sitting at 12.00 on Tuesday in the Strasbourg Chamber.
Alpha Condé is set to call on MEPs to strengthen EU relations with Africa, take stock of his year as President of the African Union (AU) and mention the recently signed agreement on the Continental Free Trade Area (ZLEC) and the progress made on the African Renewable Energy Initiative.
President Condé is also likely to inform MEPs about the political crisis in his country, where tensions have increased since the municipal elections held on 4 February, the results of which were contested with deadly demonstrations. In this context, the Guinean President appointed a new Prime Minister, Ibrahima Kassory Fofana, on Monday.
Elected President of the Republic of Guinea in 2010, Alpha Condé was re-elected in 2015. A debate is taking place on a possible amendment to the Constitution, which would allow him to run for a third term in 2020.
Debate: Tuesday, 29 May - 12.00-12.30