Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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.