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Violent clashes in Guinea Conakry

Norway has aligned with an EU statement on 16 June 2006 concerning the violent clashes between law enforcement authorities and demonstrators in Guinea.

The statement reads as follows:

The European Union wishes to express its concern following the violent clashes betweenthe Guinean law enforcement authorities and demonstrators, which left several people dead and many wounded in Conakry and other areas.

The European Union joins in the appeal by UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan to all social and political circles in the country to pursue a constructive dialogue in order to meet the challenges facing the country.The European Union will continue to follow the situation in Guinea very closely and remains willing to lend its support to preparation for the general elections to be held in2007.

The Acceding Countries Bulgaria and Romania, the Candidate Countries Turkey, Croatia* and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia*, the Countries of the Stabilisation and Association Process and potential candidates Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, and the EFTA countries Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, members of the European Economic Area, as well as Ukraine and the Republic of Moldova align themselves withthis declaration.
* Croatia and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia continue to be part of the
Stabilisation and Association Process.

(16 June 2006)

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