By Vera Samuel Anyagafu
AS Guinea begins its new democratic era, the US President, Barack Obama has expressed his delight by extending a warm congratulatory message to President Alpha Conde, the new government and the people of Guinea as they witness the inauguration of their first democratically elected President, since becoming an Independent State in 1958.
In his goodwill message to Guinea in commemoration of this auspicious occasion, President Obama recalled Guinea’s horrifying atrocities and the dangerous instability which rocked the entire Nation while appreciating the fact that people all over the world are coming together to felicitate with the Government and people of Guinea who voted to install peace and democracy.
‘As the country begins its new democratic era, I extend congratulations to President Alpha Conde on his inauguration. I also express my appreciation for the way in which Cellou Delein Diallo gracefully accepted the outcome of the election and spoke of the importance of a unified Guinea in moving forward.
While the road ahead may be challenging, the United States looks forward to working with the incoming administration as it pursues an inclusive government that represents the people of Guinea irrespective of ethnicity, religion and gender; establishes a platform of economic development for all to realize the dividends of democracy; and work to enact critical reforms in the security sector’ President Obama said.