Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Equatorial Guinea Reaffirms Commitment to Paris Agreement at COP22

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, reaffirmed the country’s commitment to the Paris Agreement at the COP22 Climate Change Summit in Marrakesh, Morocco.

The President highlighted Equatorial Guinea’s support and adherence to the Agreement in order to prevent the “serious situation caused by atmospheric warming in the world, which has a greater incidence on the African continent.”

The Summit brought together heads of state from all over the world for high-level talks aimed at the promotion of initiatives against climate change, including the facilitation of renewable energy projects and technology.

On the sidelines of the Summit, the President signed a joint communiqué with the President of the Republic of Gabon, HE Ali Bongo Ondimba, regarding the ongoing border dispute between the two countries.

The document signaled their commitment to submit the border dispute between the two countries to the International Court of Justice.

United Nations Secretary General, Ban Ki-moon, hailed the political leadership and wisdom of the two leaders, and said, “The UN and the international community is proud of their achievement.”