Guinean military officials negotiated with the miners as part of a series of meetings to determine their political future, just as a major regional agency in West Africa convened an emergency meeting to discuss the uncertainty that has engulfed the country following a coup d’état earlier this month that ousted President Alpha Conde.
The energy crisis that took place on September 5 has criticized some countries, and the price of aluminum has peaked in more than a decade. Guinea is one of the world’s largest producers of bauxite.
On Thursday, a Guinean worker for Russian Russian Russian Rusal told AFP that talks between the country’s political leader, Colonel Mamady Doumbouya, and representatives of mining companies in the country’s capital, Conakry, had been “promising”.
“Everything is settled, the business is going,” he said. “That’s the only time we’re going through.”
Doumbouya has promised to establish a coalition government that will help change the movement of ordinary people, but has refused to follow the schedule. He also said he would obey foreign countries and honor their treaties if the treaties would respect “loyalty,” “honor”, and “sovereignty.”
Doumbouya also sought to ensure that mining companies had carried out the conspiracy, promising to honor existing agreements. He repeated the message at a home meeting with supervisors, according to Alexander Alferink, who is present in the gold market.
“We were very comforted and continued,” he said.
Fode Konate, a gold miner, said Doumbouya was committed to protecting the safety of the miners.
The conference was part of a series of talks between military, political, religious, business and governmental authorities, which are due to end on Friday with the aim of restoring civilian rule.
It came as leaders of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) met in Ghana’s capital, Accra, to discuss how to do so.
The 15-nation group has criticized the guerrilla government and has barred Guinea from holding elections. Its leaders were due to hear a report from the ministry that went to Conakry on Friday to meet with military leaders.
Ghanaian President Nana Akufo-Addo, ECOWAS chairwoman, said in a statement before closing the door that she hoped government officials would also help provide a solid solution to the crisis.
ECOWAS has said it will impose sanctions on Guinea’s military authorities only after the immediate release of Conde, who has been in an undisclosed location since the government resumed.
Ghanaian Foreign Minister Shirley Ayorkor Botchway told reporters on Wednesday that the military authorities had put in place several policies to meet ECOWAS requirements, but declined to comment.
Representatives of the bloc spoke to a Conde doctor who “recognized his condition,” he said. However, he added, the ousted President continued to admit that his government had been overthrown after more than 10 years in power.
“For anyone who has experienced such a tragedy, mentally, it is not good, not to say, psychologically, we found anything wrong, but he was shocked; he would still be upset,” he added.
On Thursday, the International Monetary Fund said it was monitoring the situation in Guinea and called for peaceful elections.
Spokesman Gerry Rice said the global lender had completed the sixth review of its programs in the country in December, and provided assistance to help tackle the COVID-19 epidemic.
“Things are happening there. We are watching closely, and we are promoting a peaceful election soon, “Rice told the IMF briefing.