French Foreign Affairs Ministry guarantees inviolability of Equatoguinean assets

The Equatorial Guinea Ambassador in Paris (France), Miguel Oyono Ndong, has reported on the letter received from the French Foreign Affairs Ministry regarding the Trial taking place against the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. In the letter, the French ministry states that the sentence passed through this case may be appealed and suspended, and guarantees the inviolability of Equatoguinean assets in Paris.

The letter from the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs is in response to a previous protest note sent by the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador in Paris, Miguel Oyono, concerning the judicial farce that the Paris Prosecutor, based on the lawsuit and trial that the NGOs Transparency International France and Sherpa have instigated against the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

In the letter, the French Ministry for Europe and Foreign Affairs expressly states that “the properties located at 42 Foch Avenue, while awaiting the final ruling from the Court, will receive the same treatment as that required under article 22 of the Vienna Convention on diplomatic relations, in order to ensure inviolability”.

The letter also declares that the accusation by the prosecutor is not a judicial decision, but a sentence published by a Paris Court, and that “it is probable that it will be the subject of an appeal, in which case it will be suspended”.

It must be remembered that this judicial farce orchestrated by the NGOs Transparency International France and Sherpa, allege that the building in Foch Avenue is one of the supposed “dishonestly acquired goods” obtained by the Vice-President of Equatorial Guinea. This accusation has already been rejected by the International Court in The Hague, in its sentence of December 2016, in which the diplomatic nature of this building located at 42 Foch Avenue in Paris was fully recognised and, as such, is not a private asset of H. E. Nguema Obiang Mangue, and by extension the sentence stated that the property did not constitute “dishonestly acquired goods”.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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