Agreement in matters of defence between Equatorial Guinea and Angola

On 3rd April, the Foreign Policy Commission of the Chamber of Deputies, looked at the proposal to ratify the cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Angola in matters of Defence, presented by the Secretary of State for National Defence, Alfredo Abeso Nvono Onguene.

The Government member reported to the deputies that the agreement entered within the framework of South-South Cooperation between the two countries, and outlined the aims and principles of the United Nations Charter and the Constitutional Act of the African Union (AU), on the need to establish and strengthen the ties of friendship and cooperation between the peoples, in various areas.

Based on the excellent relations between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Angola, this agreement has been signed by the two Governments, in order to guarantee peace, security, and the stability of their respective countries.

Following the presentation, the agreement was looked at in detail, and the parliamentary commission approved its ratification, after hearing the evaluations and recommendations of the deputies, and clarifications from the Secretary of State.

Finally, the proposal for ratification of the cooperation agreement between the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Angola in the oil sector, presented to the parliamentary chamber by the Secretary of State from the Ministry for Mines and Hydrocarbons, Santiago Mba Eneme Nsuga, was examined.

The cooperation outlined in this agreement will be developed in areas such as the exchange of information on oil policy, the exchange of information on Government oil derivative programmes in areas of commercialisation, distribution and potential markets, and the identification of joint projects, not only between the two, but also involving third parties.

With the ratification of this cooperation agreement, the Government intends to promote the strengthening and development of existing relations between the two countries.

The ratification request for the agreement was also approved by the Foreign Policy Commission within the Chamber of Deputies, and it was submitted for the following parliamentary process, after hearing recommendations and appraisals from the deputies, and clarifications from the Government member, in a session which was moderated by the Second Vice-President, Evangelina Filomena Oyo Ebule.

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

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