Adoption of act and assessment from Senate Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy

After several days of study under the second reading of the agreements signed by our country with friendly countries issued by the Chamber of Deputies to the Upper Chamber, the Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy, International Cooperation and African Integration, overseen by the President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono, has adopted the act and assessment.

The reading of the act and assessment resulting from the analysis under second reading of the agreements, protocols and conventions signed by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea with friendly countries and international bodies was undertaken by the second secretary of the commission, Crispin Jaime Sangale Rondo.

There were three agreements signed by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea with India. Among them, the agreements to create a mixed commission on cooperation on the Exemption of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports, and the Establishment of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

The act also covered agreements signed by our country with Bolivia. This is a Cooperation Framework Agreement between the two governments, and the Agreement Related to the Suppression of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports. It also covers the agreement between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Ghana, on the Exemption of Visas for Holders of Diplomatic, Official and Service Passports, and the Nagoya Protocol on Access to Genetic Resources and Fair, Equal Participation in the Benefits deriving from their Usage under the Convention on Biological Diversity, and the Minamata Convention on Mercury.

The act adopted by the commission contains observations, questions for the Government, and recommendations made by commissioners to enrich and improve the texts of the agreements, protocols and conventions, an arduous task for which the President of the Senate thanked the commissioners during the second reading of the documents, and praised the spirit of consensus among members of the commission.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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