Thursday, August 23, 2018

Equatorial Guinea President Remembers Kofi Annan

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, HE Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, remembered the former Secretary General of the United Nations (UN) and recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, Kofi Annan.

The President declared that Annan placed Ghana and Africa at the highest levels of importance in the world and he will be remembered for his numerous international achievements.

Equatorial Guinea prepared a book of condolences to share memories of Annan by government officials and members of civil society.

Equatorial Guinea is active at the 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.