United States Mission to the United Nations
Office of Press and Public Diplomacy
For Immediate Release
September 20, 2022
Readout: Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield’s Meeting with President Umaro Sissoco of Guinea-Bissau
The below is attributable to U.S. Mission to the United Nations Spokesperson Nate Evans:
Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield, U.S. Representative to the United Nations, met today with Guinea-Bissau President Umaro Sissoco. The Ambassador congratulated President Sissoco on his unanimous election as the chairman of the Economic Community of West African States and they discussed current security challenges facing the regional organization, to include instability in Burkina Faso, Guinea and Mali, and the need for strengthened governance institutions there. They also discussed their shared goals of combatting democratic backsliding in the region, maintaining pressure on military transition governments to ensure inclusive democratic transitions, and ensuring governments are responsive to the needs of their citizens.