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May Conference in Conakry: Guinea and Companies to Discuss New Mining Code

April 20, 2011

Guinea, Companies to Debate New Mining Code, Ministry Says

April 20, 2011, 5:54 AM EDTOugna Camara

April 20 (Bloomberg) — Guinea and mining companies will discuss a new mining code during a conference and exhibition from May 10 through May 12, general secretary at the Mining Ministry Guillaume Curtis said.

The mining symposium will allow discussions on mining policy and legal reform, Curtis told reporters at a press conference in the capital Conakry yesterday. “Guinea will revise agreements without exceptions to maximize its mining income,” he added.

Companies including AngloGold Ashanti Ltd., Hyperdynamics Corp. and Rio Tinto Plc are expected to attend, the minister said.

To contact the editor responsible for this story: Agnes Nikoi at anikoi@bloomberg.net

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