Straddling Conakry and Paris, the Franco-Guinean national has persuaded France's Senate to host a symposium on Guinea's transition. Supported by Colonel Mamadi Doumbouya's junta, he is banking on Prime Minister Bernard Goumou making an appearance at the event that is set to take place in March.
As Alpha Condé seeks to return to Guinean politics after his ouster, many of his former ministers are living under harsh restrictions imposed by the country's new government.
Morissanda Kouyaté recently travelled to New York and Washington for the United Nations General Assembly. The foreign minister made the most of his trip to boost Conakry's ties with a number of Gulf countries and improve its fraught relationship with the Biden administration.
After the head of the ousted Alpha Conde's government, along with three other former ministers, was detained earlier this month to face charges of diverting state funds, his supporters got busy preparing his defence, putting together a crack legal team and trying to rally a bevvy of West African heads of state to his cause.
For the past few weeks, the transitional president of Guinea, Col Mamady Doumbouya, has been quietly making changes to further strengthen his authority over Guinea's armed forces. This mix special forces appointments and dismissals elsewhere could trigger the first upset within the junta's security apparatus.