Friday, June 29, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Expands Air Travel

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Civil Aviation, Leandro Mico Angüé, expanded air travel with the reduction of the cost of airline tickets.

The Ministry is reviewing the current value added tax on international tickets with the aim of reducing the tax to increase air travel for all Equatoguineans and further boost the economy.

Equatorial Guinea has continually invested in its aviation and transportation sectors. The Government has improved the national aviation services through personnel training through international and sub-regional forums, hosting the third African Summit on Air Safety and Navigation, and active participation before the ICAO in Montreal, Canada.

The Government has also extensively trained pilots, air traffic controllers, mechanics, technicians, and engineers, in addition to reforming the General Law on Civil Aviation, creating the Accident Investigation Commission, and implementing a national program for aviation operation security.

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Discusses Social and Gender Equality at Crans Montana Forum

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister for Social Affairs and Gender Equality, Consuelo Nguema Oyana, discussed the importance of social and gender equality at the Crans Montana Forum in Brussels, Belgium.

The Minister, representing the First Lady of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and President of the Equatoguinean Child Support Committee (CANIGE), Constancia Mangue, reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s strong support for gender equality and the promotion and protection of human rights, specifically in regards to international conflict resolution.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to the equitable representation of women in the prevention and resolution of conflicts, and consolidation of the peace.

Gender equality and the empowerment of women is one of Equatorial Guinea’s top priorities as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.

Equatorial Guinea is 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.

The Crans Montana Forum is a non-government organization (NGO) that encourages international cooperation and works to promote permanent dialogue between key decision makers in over 100 countries to address all major social, economic, and security issues facing the world.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Vice President Hosts Charity Dinner for Red Cross

The Vice President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Charged with Defense and State Security, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, hosted a charity dinner for the country’s Red Cross to raise funds to support the important work of the organization in Equatorial Guinea.

The dinner was attended by high-level Government officials, civil society, diplomatic delegations, and members of international institutions.

The Vice President is dedicated to the support of the Red Cross, and has highlighted the importance of the organization in Equatorial Guinea and Africa.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to sustainable development under the country’s Horizon 2020 program. In line with the Goals, Equatorial Guinea has made great strides over the years, including major reductions in the risk of maternal and infant mortality; free health service and drugs for youth and the elderly; the development of agriculture and hydrocarbons to create more jobs; the implementation of progressive gender equality policies; and electricity and sanitation for all citizens.

The International Red Cross and Red Crescent Movement is an international non-profit that supports humanitarian efforts with approximately 97 million volunteers, members, and staff all over the world.

The Red Cross provides aid during disaster situations, supports the elderly, displaced persons, migrants, persons with disabilities, and refugees.