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Yar’Adua, Compaore discuss Guinean crisis

By Daniel Idonor
PRESIDENT Umaru Yar’Adua Monday met with the President of Burkina Faso, Mr. Blaise Compaore, at the Presidential Villa,  Abuja.

At a joint briefing at the end of the meeting, Yar’Adua said it centred on the situation in Guinea-Conakry and  was “very fruitful.”

Yar’Adua said Compaore, who is the ECOWAS mediator and facilitator for the crisis in Guinea, “came for a consultation meeting regarding the situation in Guinea.

“And, in the course of that meeting, he has come to consult with me as chairman of ECOWAS and we have had very fruitful discussions.

“He outlined his plans and I am confident that what he is doing will achieve our desired objectives, by the grace of God,” he said.

President Compaore added that he held consultative meetings with all the stakeholders in the crisis and had come to brief Yar’Adua.

According to him: “I have been able to establish dialogue among them and bring stability to the country.

“Following my meetings with the stakeholders of  the government and the opposition, I have been able to intimate the ECOWAS chairman about how far we have gone and I was able to give him the impression of how we intend to proceed and achieve our objectives.”

After their opening comments, they took no questions as Compaore left immediately for his country.


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