Thursday, May 31, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Military Cooperation in Central Africa

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, strengthened military cooperation between Central Africa countries during a recent meeting with the Commander of the French armed forces in Gabon and head of military cooperation in the region.

The President highlighted the importance of a strong defense force in Central Africa, and discussed the details of the military cooperation agreement, including training human resources and the exchange of information and experience in regards to military matters.

The President also welcomed the Ambassador of the French Republic, Fred Constant. The two discussed areas of mutual cooperation, including agreement frameworks in regards to maritime security, the fight against terrorism, and the General Obiang Inter-Arms Military School (EMIGO).

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, has previously advocated for robust training and education in order to lead the region. Equatorial Guinea opened communications with Cameroon to cooperate on issues regarding security and police training.

The open communications were a result of a previously signed Cooperation Agreement between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Cameroon in regards to the Police Force of Equatorial Guinea and the Cameroon Police Schools and Instruction Centres.

The agreement will maintain peace, security, and the welfare of the two countries and the larger Central African region.

The Vice President has stressed the importance of strong values and strong training in regards to the police and military of Equatorial Guinea.

The Vice President recently oversaw the graduation of several hundred Equatorial Guineans from the Military Training Centre of Musola.

As head of defense and state security, the Vice President exercises oversight and policy guidance over the nation’s defense and military forces, police institutions, and immigration, while ministers of defense and national security manage the functions of their ministries. The Ministry of Defense encompasses the country’s ground, air and naval forces. The Ministry of National Security encompasses police forces and control of immigration and borders.

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Leads Central Africa in Telecommunications Connectivity, in Line with Horizon 2020 Goals

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea continues to lead Central Africa in telecommunications connectivity with the expansion of the Ceiba-2 fiber optic cable, in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Management of Public Telecommunications Infrastructure (GIGTE) is set to launch Equatorial Guinea’s new fiber optic cable project, which connects Malabo to Kribi, Cameroon and Bata, Equatorial Guinea, in addition to connecting Central Africa to Europe.

The construction of the state-of-the-art fiber optic cable was conducted under direction by the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The Management of Public Telecommunications Infrastructure (GIGTE) offers fiber optic connectivity and Internet services for the education, economic, and social development of Equatorial Guinea in line with the country’s Horizon 2020 goals.

The improvement of connectivity increases job opportunities for Equatorial Guineans, business sales, education and training for students and professionals, and communication within Equatorial Guinea and with the rest of the world.

The fiber optic underwater and land cable connects Equatorial Guinea’s mainland and island of Bioko to high-speed international Internet services.

The advent of the new telecommunications services increases connectivity, speed, and capacity, all with a lower cost, for the Equatorial Guineans.

Equatorial Guinea Reiterates Commitment to Fight Terrorism and Violence in Africa

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, reiterated his Government’s commitment to fight against terrorism and other violent elements in Africa at the Symposium on Terrorism, Violence, and Extremism Against Communities and Rapid Response in the Central African Region.

The President highlighted the importance of keeping the peace and protecting equality in order to maintain a democratic political, economic, and social equilibrium.

The President also welcomed the participation of the African Union (AU) Anti-Terrorism Center and expressed hope that it would serve as an important exchange of best practices in regards to security and protection.

The Symposium was held in partnership between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the Anti-Terrorism Center at the state-of-the-art Sipopo International Conference Center in Malabo.

Previously, the Vice President has asked the United Nations (UN) to provide more support to the Africa Union in order to maintain peace and prosperity on the continent.

Equatorial Guinea has ratified numerous international conventions regarding human rights, and is active at the United Nations (UN) as a non-permanent member of the Security Council, where it strongly advocates for peace and security throughout the world. Equatorial Guinea at the UN has urged its fellow UN member states to prohibit the sale of arms to mercenaries and other organizations who are considered human rights violators.

Equatorial Guinea at the UN has also focused on negotiations and dialogues for the peaceful resolution of armed conflicts; negotiations and dialogues on the reform of the Security Council; active participation in strategies to combat terrorism, illegal human trafficking, drug trafficking, organized and cross-border crime, endemic diseases and pandemics, extremism, xenophobia, racial discrimination and corruption; active defense of human rights; active participation in mitigating catastrophic effects of climate change; and active participation in the execution of the UN 2030 and African Union 2063 agendas, in parallel with their own Horizon 2020 national program.