Statement Congratulating Alpha Condé on his Presidential Victory in Guinea

Press Statement
Philip J. Crowley
Assistant Secretary, Bureau of Public Affairs
Washington, DC
December 3, 2010

The United States Government congratulates Guinea on the successful completion of its first democratic presidential election since gaining independence 52 years ago. While the 2010 presidential race is a great leap, it is only the first step on the road to democratic transition and civilian rule. We hope that other countries in the region will follow Guinea’s example.

The United States congratulates President-elect Alpha Condé on his victory and we welcome his pledge to work with and serve all Guineans, regardless of political affiliation or ethnic background. We look forward to working with President-elect Condé as he forges a government reflective of the needs and aspirations of all Guineans. The United States will partner with Guinea’s new government in meeting the country’s demands for democratic reforms, human rights, and good governance. Additionally, the United States will continue to provide appropriate assistance and support to Guinea as the new government looks toward legislative elections.

PRN: 2010/1745