Thursday, August 30, 2018

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Range of Bilateral Agreements

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, through its Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeón Oyono Esono, strengthened a wide range of bilateral agreements during a Parliamentary Committee on Foreign Policy held by the Chamber of Deputies.

The Chamber examined agreements between Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of India and the Plurinational State of Bolivia, among many others.

Equatorial Guinea, India, and Bolivia enjoy strong bilateral relations. Equatorial Guinea and India recently met to discuss investment opportunities in agriculture.

The two sides also discussed the formation of intersectoral cooperation in regards to agriculture.

Equatorial Guinea is strongly committed to advancing and investing in the country’s rural sector through international partnerships.

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.