Friday, September 14, 2012

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Discusses The State Of Freedom And Democracy In Equatorial Guinea

Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation participated on an open forum to demystify Equatorial Guinea at the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation Summit, held on August 20-23 in the capital city of Malabo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs highlighted some aspects of the criticism that Equatorial Guinea has overseas. There is talk of no democratic freedoms in Equatorial Guinea. It's easy to say, but you know that before President Obiang came to power, the churches were closed in Equatorial Guinea, there was no religious freedom in Equatorial Guinea. Today, we have churches everywhere. I wake up in the morning by loud people here I live, and when I see, there is a church everywhere,” said Agapito Mba Mokuy.

All the churches have the freedom to practice in Equatorial Guinea. Minister Mba Mokuy continued to say, “In a democracy, this is called freedom of religion. And you cannot accuse this person (Obiang), this country, that has made ​​the switch to not have churches, to close all possibilities of freedom of worship to where we are today, that is not making progress. If this is not democracy, I wonder what the definition of democratic principles is.”