14 April 2012

Guinea Bissau: CPLP Presidency Condemns Situation in Guinea Bissau

Guinea Bissau's military says it has arrested the prime minister after a coup. ( Resource: Military Arrests Guinea-Bissau PM

Lisbon — The acting presidency of the Portuguese Speaking Countries Community (CPLP), condemned vehemently the military coup d'etat in Guinea Bissau, and thus hindering the holding of the presidential run-off, set for 29 April.

In a communiqué released to the press on Friday in Lisbon, CPLP presidency appeals for the immediate cessation of any military action that endanger Law Abide State and democratic legality of Guinea Bissau.

CPLP calls for the respect and preservation of physical integrity of all cabinet officials and citizens that are under custody of the militaries, as well as the immediate and unconditional liberation.

CPLP presidency exhorts UN, AU and ECOWAS to develop urgent and concerted actions, in order to re-establish the constitutional order, peace and security of Guinea Bissau.

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