Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue Discusses Economic and Social Development Growth in Equatorial Guinea at the XXX Ordinary Session of the African Union

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in charge of National Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, highlighted the economic and social development growth rates taking place in the country at the XXX Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the African Union (AU).

Equatorial Guinea joined the leaders and high-level officials of African nations to review strategic implementation decisions from the past year’s AU Summit. They also discussed the close relationship the AU enjoys with the United Nations in the fight against terrorism in Africa.

The heads of state also delivered the continental scientific awards to African scientists for groundbreaking work in their respective fields.

The Vice President also visited the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Ethiopia and met with Equatorial Guinean students who live in the country.

Equatorial Guinea has hosted two African Union summits, including in 2014 when Former UN Secretary General Ban Ki-moon visited the country and dedicated a new UN building alongside President Obiang to house all UN agencies in the country.

Equatorial Guinea is a member of numerous multilateral organizations in addition to the African Union as part of its commitment to peaceful development. Their key partners include the United Nations (UN) agencies, programs and funds, European Union (EU), Arab League (AL), Organization of American States (OAS), Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), South Asian Association for Regional Cooperation (SAARC), African Development Bank (AfDB), Central African Economic and Monetary Community (CEMAC), Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Development Bank of Central African States (BDEAC), Central Bank of Central African States (BEAC), Africa, Caribbean, and Pacific (ACP) Group of States, and the Comunidade dos Paises de Lingua Portuguesa (CPLP) (associate).


Friday, January 26, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Representatives to the United Nations Are Active at World Forum on Family Policies

The Permanent Mission of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the Office of the United Nations in Geneva, led by Ambassador and Permanent Representative Lázaro Ekua Avomo, highlighted the importance of the family as a vehicle to eliminate poverty, in line with the Sustainable Development Goals at the annual World Forum on Family Policies.

The Forum focused on Article 16 of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which states, “The family is the natural and fundamental element of society and has the right to the protection of society and the State.”

Equatorial Guinea also discussed the family as the fundamental unit of society; opportunities and challenges for the family; the family and protection of children; the family and human sexuality; sexual and reproductive rights; protection of the family; and strategies and tools for negotiations.

Equatorial Guinea joined over 80 United Nations diplomats and experts from New York and Geneva, as well as high-level government representatives.

The Forum, which was organized by Family Watch International, the United Nations Rights Caucus, and the Foundation for African Culture and Heritage, was held in Phoenix, Arizona.

Family Watch International is an international non-profit educational organization that works in partnership with the Economic and Social Council of the United Nations. It works to protect and promote the family as a fundamental unit of society at the international, national, and local levels through education, the defense of the family, and family humanitarian assistance.

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Calls for Long-Term Peace and Stability in Afghanistan at United Nations Security Council

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Domingo Mituy Edjang, addressed and debated solutions for the conflicts in Afghanistan and the larger Central Asia region at the United Nations (UN) Security Council in New York.

Equatorial Guinea expressed strong support for achieving economic development, strengthening social cohesion, and improving living standard for the long-term success of peace and stability in Afghanistan and the larger region.

The Secretary of State also met with the Permanent Ambassador and Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, and the staff of the Permanent Mission in New York.

The Equatorial Guinean diplomatic officials pledged to work together in coordination and solidarity to achieve the goals of Equatorial Guinea at the UN.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to securing peace, stability, and development in Africa and the world. As a member of the Security Council, Equatorial Guinea is dedicated to peaceful and sustainable development in the world.

Equatorial officially joined the UN Security Council in early January as a non-permanent member for the 2018-2019 term. The formalizing of Equatorial Guinea’s membership was the placement of the flag of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in the hall of access to the Security Council by the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador.




Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Relations with Saudi Arabia During Visit of Foreign Minister

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea strengthened bilateral relations with the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia during the Kingdom’s Foreign Minister Adel al-Jubeir visit to the country.

The Foreign Minister was received by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs Guinea Agapito Mba Mokuy.

The high-level officials discussed strengthening bilateral relations and future cooperation in areas of mutual interest.

Equatorial Guinea enjoys close economic relations with the Kingdom, and hosted the first Equatorial Guinea – Saudi Arabia Economic Forum in Jeddah earlier in the year, as well as the Arab-Africa World Forum last year.

Most recently, the Minister of Economy, Planning, and Public Investments travelled to the Kingdom for the Investment Initiatives Forum for the Future, where he met with high-level officials from the Kingdom to discuss and sign key agreements regarding economic development of energy, agriculture, fisheries, and mining. 

Tuesday, January 23, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Reaffirms its Condemnation of Weapons of Mass Destruction at United Nations

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through the Permanent Ambassador and Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea to the United Nations (UN), Anatolio Ndong Mba, reaffirmed its condemnation of the use of weapons of mass destruction at the UN.

The Ambassador strongly emphasized the Government of Equatorial Guinea’s, lead by HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, rejection to everything related to the manufacturing and use of weapons of mass destruction as they pose a grave danger to human existence.

The Ambassador also clearly highlighted the importance of achieving universal adherence to the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty.

The Ambassador expressed concern that the UN disarmament committee failed to reached a consensus since 1999, and conveyed hope that the UN can now reach a positive conclusion to this important aspect of international peace and security.

The discussion took place at the United Nations Security Council, of which Equatorial Guinea is a new non-permanent member for the next two years.

Equatorial Guinea has been active at the UN Security Council since beginning its term just weeks ago.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to securing peace, stability, and development in Africa and the world. As a member of the Security Council, Equatorial Guinea is dedicated to peaceful and sustainable development in the world.