July 18, 2024

US embassy in Nouakchott congratulates president Ghazouani and calls for investigation into protest deaths

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US embassy in Nouakchott congratulates president Ghazouani and calls for investigation into protest deaths

US embassy in Nouakchott congratulates president Ghazouani and calls for investigation into protest deaths

The United States Embassy in Nouakchott has extended its congratulations to President Mohamed Ould Cheikh El Ghazouani following his victory in the presidential election held on June 29.

In a post on its official Facebook page, the embassy congratulated the newly elected president while expressing regret over the loss of lives during the protests that erupted in the aftermath of the election.

The embassy called for a thorough investigation and accountability for those responsible.

“The embassy extends its heartfelt congratulations to President Ghazouani on his electoral victory,” read the post.

“We deeply regret the loss of life resulting from the post-election protests and urge a comprehensive investigation to hold those responsible accountable.”

The embassy praised the Mauritanian people for exercising their right to vote, highlighting the importance of democratic engagement. “We commend the Mauritanian citizens for their commitment to their democratic rights,” the statement continued.

“We look forward to strengthening our cooperation with Mauritania and supporting its democratic institutions.”

The embassy’s call for an investigation underscores the importance of transparency and accountability in addressing the unrest that followed the election.

It also reflects the broader international community’s interest in ensuring stability and upholding democratic principles in Mauritania.

As President Ghazouani begins his term, the focus on democratic values and human rights remains a critical component of Mauritania’s relationship with the United States.

The embassy’s message signals a continued partnership aimed at promoting democratic governance and fostering bilateral ties between the two nations.

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