Relations between the European Union (EU) and the Republic of Guinea go back over 40 years. Today, the framework for these relations is defined by the June 2000 Cotonou Agreement, concerning political and economic issues, trade, development co-operation, dialogue with civil society and humanitarian aid.
The Cotonou Agreement (June 2000) is the framework for political relations between the EU and Guinea. Dialogue is conducted regularly and concerns the objectives defined or any issue of common interest.
After the military coup d'etat in December 2008, the EU supported Guinea in the process of political transition and return towards constitutional order, launched in the context of the Ouagadougou Agreements of 15 January 2010. Legislative elections were held in 2013 and allowed the full resumption of development co-operation between the EU and Guinea, which had been partially suspended since the coup d'etat.
The EU remains committed to supporting Guinea in promoting a stable and democratic political environment that can contribute to regional peace and security. The consolidation of democracy, the rule of law, good governance and human rights is indispensable for the creation of a favourable setting for private investment and sustainable economic development in Guinea.