The intangible principles guiding the Guinean diplomacy are as follows:
- Commitment to the principles of international law specified in the UNO, OIC (Organization of the Islamic Conference), African Union and Non- alignment charters;
- Respecting States’ territorial integrity and sovereignty and non- interference in the domestic affairs of other States;
- Maintaining good-neighbor relations as a factor of sub-regional and regional integration;
- Non-recourse to violence and promoting dialogue and consultation for the settlement of disputes
- between and among States;
- Struggling to achieve African unity and People’s self-determination;
- Promoting international cooperation based on mutual respect and reciprocity of interests;
- Promoting international peace and security;
Through the application of these principles, Guinea has secured a distinctive position in the struggle for people’s emancipation and acted as a spearhead in the creation and promotion of sub-regional organizations.
Its ever presence on the international scene has been marked by two major events: Guinea was a member of the Security Council of the United Nations in 1973-1974 and in 2002 - 2003.
Since April 1984, the Guinean diplomacy has set itself objectives to be achieved through a diplomatic offensive termed “Diplomacy for Development”.
On the basis of a real policy of openness, Guinea is anxious to promote wide-ranging economic ties. Addressing sub-regional and regional integration imperatives within a context of democratic changes is a focus of its policy.
The idea of diplomacy for development, which stemmed from a workshop held in Conakry in 1991, admitted that development is not a static phenomenon but it rather requires an in-depth and permanent assessment of the situation.
The diplomacy for development is grounded on a number of concepts : sovereignty, equality and solidarity.
From the viewpoint of diplomatic relations, the Republic of Guinea maintains relations with 174 countries.
Overseas, 34 diplomatic missions cover these countries. The first annexed listing presents each foreign service (jurisdiction, residence and address).
In the Guinean capital, are accredited 34 embassies and 11 consulates to which ought to be added other diplomatic missions nonresident with only protocol value.