Guinea-Bissau: The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes

The United States fully supports the legitimate government of Prime Minister Aristides Gomes and its efforts to hold a free and fair presidential election on November 24.

The United States considers as illegitimate the attempt by the President of Guinea-Bissau to dismiss the Gomes government three weeks prior to scheduled elections.

The United States applauds the success of the Judicial Police in the fight against narcotics trafficking and recognizes that it is actions taken by the Gomes government which have made that success possible.