The United States has vowed to assist the West African state of Guinea as its new transition government worked to restore democratic institutions following decades of violence under military rule.

In a statement, U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for Public Affairs Philip Crowley conveyed the U.S. government’s confidence in appointed Guinea Prime Minister Jean-Marie Dore, adding that the U.S. was eager “to help facilitate the establishment of a democratically-elected government, restore economic and political development programs and assist the Guinean Armed Forces in their goal of security sector reform.”

Following repressive regimes, the former French colony is under a junta-led transition government on its way to presidential elections within the year.

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