Agreement signed between Supreme Courts of Justice in Equatorial Guinea and Cuba

The Palace of Justice in Malabo was the setting for the signing of a Cooperation Agreement between the Supreme Courts of Justice from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Cuba. The agreement in question will consolidate the training and development of judges from the two institutions, and also the perfection of human resources, and the exchange of experiences through the drawing up of an initial training programme for legal personnel.

The signing of the Cooperation Agreement between the institutions from the two countries took place on the morning of Tuesday 10th October, during the three-day official visit that the President of the Supreme Court of Cuba, Ruben Remigio Ferro, is making to Equatorial Guinea. The President of the Supreme Court from our country, Juan Carlos Ondo Angue, before signing this important agreement, met his Cuban counterpart in his office.

In the name of the Equatorial Guinea Supreme Court of Justice, Ondo Angue welcomed his Cuban counterpart, and recalled that within the framework of the protocol of the cooperation agreement, in order to consolidate relations between the institutions from the two countries, a delegation from the Supreme Court from our country had already made an official visit to the Cuban authority, during the judicial period of 2015.

During the visit there were meetings with the highest judicial and administrative authorities in Cuba, and with the Directorate for International Relations, and that of the training of judicial personnel from the People’s Supreme Court. Ondo Angue recalled the duty of supreme courts to contribute to the promotion and consolidation of the Rule of Law, and the strengthening of legal security required to increase and promote international cooperation and the harmonisation of legal systems.

For his part, the President of the Cuban Supreme Court said that it was an honour and at the same time a dream come true to sign the cooperation agreement, Our visit to the sister Republic of Equatorial Guinea, with which I have had strong personal ties since my time as a student, where I had the possibility to live among Equatoguineans who ultimately became dear friends”.

He also added that this visit is taking place within the framework of the Protocol of Cooperation signed in Havana on May 2014 between our judicial bodies, through which we have been working in order to transform it into specific actions since the institutional visit by Ondo Angue to Havana in 2015, and as a result of those common efforts we are here to sign an agreement that will consolidate the training and development of judges from the two institutions.

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

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