Friday, February 2, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Promotes Peace and Security as New Member of African Union Peace Council

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of peace and security on the African continent as the country was elected to serve on the Peace and Security Council of the African Union (AU) for Central Africa.

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in charge of National Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, and the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agapito Mba Mokuy, are representing Equatorial Guinea at the AU Summit.

Gabon, Morocco, Zimbabwe, Angola, Djibouti, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, and Togo were also elected to the Peace and Security Council.

The election took place during the XXX Ordinary Session of the Heads of State and Government of the AU.

In his address to the AU Summit, the Vice President emphasized the economic and social development growth rates taking place in Equatorial Guinea.

Equatorial Guinea has been active at the AU Summit, joining leaders and high-level officials of African nations to review strategic implementation decisions and discuss solutions in the fight against terrorism in Africa.

Equatorial Guinea has been the host of two African Union summits and is a member of numerous multilateral organizations in addition to the AU 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).