Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Equatorial Guinea President Strengthens Military for Peace and Security of Africa

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and the Vice President, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, further strengthened the country’s military for the peace and security of Africa at the celebration of Military Easter at the People’s Palace of Malabo.

The Easter celebration was also joined by the Commander in Chief of the National Armed Forces Responsible for the General Staff and the leaders of the three armies (land, sea, aviation) as well as high-level members of Equatorial Guinea’s military institutions.

The generals presented reports on the current political and geostrategic situation for the defense and security of Equatorial Guinea, as well as the African continent.

Equatorial Guinea recently strengthened peace and security in Central Africa during a meeting with the Secretary General of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), Ahmad Allam-Mi. 

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.