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).