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Guinea - Relations with U.S. (Notes)


U.S.-GUINEAN RELATIONS
The United States maintains close relations with Guinea. U.S. policy seeks to encourage Guineas democratic reforms, its positive contribution to regional stability, and sustainable economic and social development. The U.S. also seeks to promote increased U.S. private investment in Guineas emerging economy.

The U.S. Mission in Guinea is composed of five agencies--Department of State, U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), Peace Corps, the Treasury Department, and the Department of Defense. In addition to providing the full range of diplomatic functions, the Embassy obligated in FY 2004 $57,100 for Self-Help projects and $75,000 for Democracy and Human Rights projects. The U.S. Mission also manages a military assistance program that provided nearly $627,000 for military education, language training, and humanitarian assistance programs.

USAID Guinea is now one of only five sustainable development missions in West Africa, with current core program areas in primary education, family health, democracy and governance, and natural resources management.

The Peace Corps program is currently suspended. Prior to the suspension, Peace Corps had more than 100 volunteers throughout the country. Volunteers taught English and mathematics in high schools, assisted in village development and health education, and collaborated with USAID on a natural resources management project. Guinea was the first country to inaugurate a full-fledged Crisis Corps program, a new Peace Corps initiative developed to address natural and manmade disasters.

Principal U.S. Officials
Ambassador--Jackson McDonald
Deputy Chief of Mission--Julie B. Winn
USAID Director--Jack Winn
Peace Corps Director--Steven Peterson
Public Affairs Officer--Andrew Mclean

The U.S. Embassy is located in Koloma, Conakry, east of Hamdallaye Circle. The mailing address is B.P. 603, Conakry, Guinea (tel: 42-08-61/thru 68; fax: 42-08-73).


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