Guinean President visiting Germany, then China, UN

11th September 2011, Comments 0 comments

Guinean President Alpha Conde has embarked on a tour of Germany and China ahead of his attendance at the UN General Assembly in New York, a presidential source said Sunday.

Conde left for Germany on Saturday for "a working and friendship visit before going to China and then to take part in the United Nations General Assembly in New York," the source told AFP.

In China -- which has given interest free loans, grants and financing to Guinea in recent months -- Conde will "discuss investment opportunities."

In August, the China Power Investment Corporation announced it would invest $6 billion in mining bauxite in the country, the world's top exporter of the mineral.

Guinea, which is trying to move on after decades of military dictatorships and misrule following its first ever democratic elections in 2010, is also rich in iron ore, diamonds and gold.

© 2011 AFP

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