The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was awarded the Gold Master to mark the 50th Anniversary of National Independence by officials representing the Kingdom of Spain.
The Equatorial Guinea President received the award for his leadership, overseeing Equatorial Guinea’s transformation over the years in regards to economic, business, political, and cultural advancements.
The high-level Spanish officials, including the President of the Spanish Royal Forum of Senior Management, praised the reforms by the President and noted that Equatorial Guinea has become one of the most prosperous nations in Africa under his leadership.
Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years and significant progress on human rights, including the temporary amnesty against the death penalty, the plan of action to combat human trafficking, the implementation of the Children’s Parliament, the improvement of education for all Equatorial Guineans, and the complete abolition of child labor.
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.