Under the auspices of the Belgian Government’s Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, the III Ministerial Conference on the Victims of Ethnic and Religious Violence in the Middle East took place on 14th May. It was overseen by the Belgian Minister for Foreign Affairs, Didier Reynders, and his Lebanese counterpart, Gebran Bassil.
The Equatorial Guinea Ambassador in Brussels, Carmelo Nvono-Nca, attended in representation of our Government. At the meeting they set out the bases for the international community to focus on the aims and challenges which currently exist regarding the proliferation of violence against specific groups within the population.
The conference consisted in giving a voice to the representatives of the minorities subjected to violence from terrorist groups such as ISIS, to identify the measures that must be implemented in order to ensure the safe return of displaced communities, and the protection of ethnic and religious diversity.
This important event brought together a large number of ministers, leaders of international bodies, and representatives from diverse ethnic and religious communities. Furthermore, King Philippe of Belgium was present at the working lunch organised by the participants.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea