After concluding the work of the State Tour of the continental part of the country, the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo resumed his ordinary work schedule on Monday 27th March, with a working visit to Angola.
At the 4th February International Airport in Luanda, the Head of State was received by the Angolan Minister for International Relations and Cooperation, George Rebelo Pinto Chicoti, together with the ambassador from our country, Marcos Mba Ondo, and other components from the two delegations.
The hall of honour at the presidential terminal was where the two figures exchanged their first impressions regarding this visit of less than 24 hours.
According to the official programme, the first activity for H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was a visit to the Antonio Agostinho Neto Memorial, who was born in 1922 and died in May 1979. There, the President of the Republic paid posthumous tribute to the first president of Angola following the country’s independence.
The memorial is a national museum, where all material considered to be historical which was used by the leader of the Angolan revolution is maintained. For that reason, the Head of State visited all the rooms and saw medals, furniture and photos, together with the military and civil attire of Agostinho Neto.
The curators explained to the President in detail the cultural value and historical importance of this museum for the Angolan people. The Angolan leader, following the revolution, governed for four years, from 1975 to 1979.
The meeting in the Presidential Palace between H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H. E. Jose Eduardo dos Santos was the second and most important activity, and following military honours they held a meeting behind closed doors, in which they covered the current fruitful bilateral diplomatic relations. Before leaving the presidential palace, the Equatoguinean Head of State granted an audience to Joao Lourenzo, candidate for the Movement for the Liberation of Angola party, and possible successor to the current leader, according to governing party sources.
The two figures congratulated each other, both for this working session, and for the trust that the MPLA has placed in its candidate for the presidential seat in Luanda.
While the two leaders thus carried out their work schedule, other components of the two delegations met in an annex room. For Equatorial Guinea, the Minister of State Charged with Missions, Alejandro Ewuna Owono Asangono, the Deputy Minister for External Security, Jose Antonio Bibang Nchuma, and the Secretary of State from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Domingo Mituy Edjang took part, along with Angolan authorities from the same level.
At the session they spoke about civil aviation, security and the hydrocarbons sector, but with special emphasis on oil, the aim of this bilateral meeting held in the presence of various Equatoguinean director generals.
When all the points on the protocol agenda for the visit of over eight hours had been covered, the Equatorial Guinea delegation returned to the country.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea