Brussels, 29 November 2022
The European Union firmly condemns the attempted coup d’état on 24-25 November in São Tomé e Príncipe only ten days after the swearing in of the new legitimate Government.
The European Union has been in close contact with the authorities of São Tomé e Príncipe and continues to monitor closely the situation.
We are confident that the Santomean authorities will shed light on the facts and hold those responsible to account, in compliance with the human rights and democratic values and standards that the EU and São Tomé e Príncipe share.
The European Union calls on all political and social actors to work together to maintain peace and stability in the country. It reiterates its aspiration to further deepen relations with São Tomé e Príncipe, a long-standing partner, and expand the well-consolidated and beneficial cooperation in all areas of mutual interest, including protecting and strengthening democracy, human rights, and the rule of law.
Source – EEAS