Tony Blair visits Guinea and praises timetable for legislative electionsWednesday, Jan 16, 2013 in Africa Governance Initiative
After his two day visit to Sierra Leone, Tony Blair made a brief visit to the Guinean capital Conakry to meet with President Alpha Conde and the AGI team in the country.
During his visit he discussed AGI’s continuing role in country supporting the government to deliver its priorities including providing electricity and food security to the country’s citizens.
After talks with President Alpha Conde he also highlighted his optimism for the country in the context of the upcoming legislative elections which have been set for May this year. Tony Blair said:
"I remain very optimistic about the future of Guinea. We now have a timetable for elections. That is very important. After that, you can have the donor conference and we can now see how to accelerate the country's progress, and there may also be investments in the private sector.
“We are happy to be here and my team continues to work with counterparts within the Government of Guinea."