The Equatorial Guinea Ambassador in Brussels, Carmelo Nvono-Nca, held an important working dinner at his residence with the Commissioner for the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), Pascal Youbi-Lagha. The aim of the meeting for the Ambassador was none other than learning first hand about the situation of the Economic Partnership Agreement between Central Africa and the European Union.
This agreement will be a strategic point to be looked at throughout the upcoming Head of States’ Summit between African countries and the EU, which will take place on 29th and 30th November in Abiyan (Ivory Coast), and thus, according to the Ambassador, “it is necessary that we defend and strengthen the customs union among the CEMAC countries”.
The protection of the interests of Africa must prevail, although it would be better to guarantee trade development together with the partnership agreement”, added the Ambassador,
Both Nvono-Nca and the CEMAC Commissioner agreed that the EU has always been prominent in African trade relations, so that prioritising an understanding with this important institution can only generate benefits for the trade policies in the subregion.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea