London, 20 January 2020 – On the sidelines of the UK-Africa Investment Summit, the Head of State, Prof. Alpha CONDE, presided over the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the Government of Guinea represented by the Minister of Mines and Geology, and the British Government represented by the Minister in charge of International Trade, Mrs. Liz Truss. This Memorandum of Understanding aims to create a collaborative framework for the promotion of investments by British companies in Guinea for sustainable development such as the integrated project of the “New Central Corridor”, as well as cooperation in other areas such as training.

This agreement confirms the British Government’s commitment to support Anglo-African Minerals in the implementation of the project to develop a 270 km railway on a “New Central Corridor”, linking the prefecture of Mamou to the port of Benty in the prefecture of Forécariah.

This integrated project includes the development of mining and agricultural projects along the multi-user and multi-use railway and port infrastructure.

To ensure effective collaboration, an intergovernmental working group will be set up to study opportunities for developing mining-related infrastructure to promote economic diversification.

This Memorandum of Understanding reinforces economic cooperation between the two countries and will support the sustainable economic development of Guinea in accordance with the stated will of the Head of State during his hearings on the sidelines of the Summit.

On the sidelines of the London Forum, President Alpha Condé also met with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson (photo), giving a brief update on both bilateral relations between the United Kingdom and Guinea and on major African issues, starting with Libya.