Chinese embassy issues security alert after Guinea military coup
Published: Sep 06, 2021 11:31 AM Updated: Sep 06, 2021 09:45 PM
Military coup in Conakry, Guinea Photo: IC

Military coup in Conakry, Guinea Photo: IC

Chinese Embassy in Guinea has issued a security alert for Chinese nationals and institutes in the country after Guinea's special forces staged a coup and claimed that they had seized Guinea's President Alpha Condé on Sunday. No reports of Chinese personnel or institutions being affected by the situation have been received so far, said the spokesperson of the Embassy. 

The Chinese Embassy in Guinea immediately activated the emergency response mechanism after the coup and issued safety notices to warn local Chinese to avoid going out and strengthen safety, Yue Shaowen, spokesman of the Chinese Embassy in Guinea, was quoted as saying in a report of China Central Television on Sunday. 

He said that the situation of Chinese institutions and personnel in Guinea is generally stable, and there have been no reports of affected people.

The Embassy reminded local Chinese to stay calm and contact the embassy in case of emergency, according to a notice issued on Monday. 

Heavy gunfire broke out in several parts of the capital Conakry from Sunday morning. The members of Guinea's special forces occupied the national television station and announced they have seized President Alpha Condé and that the constitution and the government were dissolved, and borders closed, said Yue, adding that the capital is temporarily becoming calm.

Global Times