The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, highlighted the country’s significant achievements through the National Political Dialogue.
The President noted the great strides Equatorial Guinea has made since independence in 1979 on political, economic, and social levels.
Equatorial Guinea was able to properly assess the role of the country’s natural resources through the dialogue, as well as focus on good governance and the appropriate application of the law, ensuring human rights for all Equatoguineans.
Equatorial Guinea has made significant advancements 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.
Equatorial Guinea has also called for a peaceful resolution to the crisis in Syria through meaningful dialogue, mechanisms for peace in the Middle East including Yemen, and protection of vital infrastructures against terrorist attacks.
The VI Table for National Dialogue, led by the President, brought together high-level government officials, political parties, and diaspora political activists. The Representative of the United Nations (UN) Secretary General and the Representative of the European Union (EU) also participated in the dialogue sessions.