Ambassador to Morocco presents credentials to President of Mauritania

In Nuakchot, capital of Mauritania, Crisantos Obama Ondo presented his credentials to the President of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, H. E. Mohammed Ould Abdel Azis, as the new Republic of Equatorial Guinea Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador to that country.

This important diplomatic event took place on Tuesday 14th November in the presence of Isselkou Ahmed Izid Bih, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, together with other members of the Mauritian Presidential Cabinet, while on the Equatoguinean side the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador was accompanied by the military attache, Joaquin Nve Olomo.

The ceremony began with the arrival at the Presidential Palace of Crisantos Obama Ondo, who was received with the corresponding honours by the Detachment of the Green Guard, and then presented by the Director General of State Protocol to H. E. Mohamed Ould Abdel Azis, in order to present the letters accrediting him as the new Equatorial Guinea Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador to Mauritania, with residence in Rabat, Morocco.

The ceremony was followed by a bilateral meeting between the President of the Republic of Mauritania and Crisantos Obama Ondo, to review the context regarding the relations of friendship and cooperation between the two friendly countries.

H. E. Mohamed Ould Abdel Azis used the occasion to express his strong desire to boost the framework of cooperation existing between Mauritania and Equatorial Guinea.

For his part, Obama Ondo. after passing on the cordial greetings sent by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to the friendly brother country of Mauritania, reported on the plan by the Government of Equatorial Guinea to diversify its economy, and recognising the potential of Mauritania, expressed the desire of Equatorial Guinea to explore mechanisms to give a new boost to the good relations existing between the two countries, taking into consideration their comparative advantages.

The Islamic Republic of Mauritania is a country in the north east of the African continent, bordering Senegal, Mali, Algeria, Morocco, and with the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It has a population of over four million, and its economy is based on livestock, mining and fishing.

On the same day, in addition to Equatorial Guinea, ambassadors from Ghana, Gambia, the European Union, Switzerland, Peru, Greece and Italy also presented their credentials to the President of Mauritania.

After the ceremony and before the Mauritanian press, Crisantos Obama Ondo recognises the good understanding in relations between the two countries, and the desire of the two leaders to establish a more dynamic and beneficial framework of cooperation between the two nations.

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

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