Tuesday, August 21, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Further Strengthens Peace and Security of Central Africa

The Prime Minister of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, further strengthened the peace and security of Central Africa during a recent meeting with the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Ahmad Allam-Mi. 

Equatorial Guinea highlighted the importance of the protection of the region, including the environment, maritime security, and financial transactions.

The Secretary General praised the President of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the recent VI National Political Dialogue, and recognized Equatorial Guinea as one of the few stable countries in Central Africa in regards to peace, security, and national cohesion.

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.