Saturday, May 27, 2017

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Highlights Security and Keeping the Peace, Opens CPLP Defense Ministers Meeting

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea charged with Security and State Defense, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, highlighted the importance of national and regional security and keeping the peace in the recent opening of the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) meeting.

The Vice President highlighted the developments Equatorial Guinea has undertaken in the community and requested support for Equatorial Guinea military cadets to higher training centers in order to further strengthen security and peace capabilities.

The Vice President emphasized the importance mutual cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and countries in the CPLP. He also pointed out the historical connection between Equatorial Guinea and the Portuguese, citing the country’s discovery by Portugal’s Fernando Po.

The CPLP meeting took place at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, Equatorial Guinea’s world-class conference facilities which have hosted international gathering such as the African Union Summit and Africa-Arab Economic Forum to name a few.