A delegation from the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) arrived in Guinea-Bissau to mediate the political tension that the country is experiencing, with the existence of two governments and two prime ministers.
Upon arrival at Osvaldo Vieira de Bissau International Airport, the mission made no remarks to journalists.
Contrary to what was announced, Bissau arrived today only the chairman of the West African ECOWAS commission, Ivorian Jean Claude Kassi-Brou, and some military officers.
The mission chief, who is expected to remain in Bissau until Monday, Niger's Foreign Minister Kalla Ankourao, is due to arrive in the Guinean capital on Sunday morning, along with other political leaders, he told reporters.
According to the press agenda, the ECOWAS mission will meet on Sunday morning with Guinea-Bissau President José Mário Vaz, as well as Prime Minister Aristides Gomes. The mission will also meet with political leaders, electoral management bodies and presidential candidates on the 24th.
Guinea-Bissau is experiencing political tension following the country's President's decision to dismiss Aristides Gomes's government, having appointed and inaugurated a new executive, led by Prime Minister Faustino Imbali, who has not yet taken office. State administration, given Gomes' refusal to comply with the order of José Mário Vaz, which he considers illegal.
Most of the international community, including ECOWAS, has expressed support for the Government of Aristides Gomes.
This Saturday began the election campaign in the country for the presidential elections of November 24.