Anatolio Ndong Mba denounces Paris trial against Vice-President of the Republic to UN

The act took place at a conference on the morning of Monday 14th at the United Nations headquarters in New York, in the presence of various international media organisations accredited before the organisation, where the Ambassador Permanent Representative of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea before the United Nations, Anatolio Ndong Mba, welcomed the massive turn-out for the event.

Anatolio Ndong Mba continued with thanks from the Equatoguinean Government to all United Nations member states for the support received during the elections for non-permanent members of the Security Council for the two years 2018-2019, with a total of 185 votes in favour of our country.

After thanking them, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea Ambassador before the UN, accompanied by the Deputy Permanent Representative, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue, and the First Secretary, Armando Ikaka Banganga, pointed out that the aim of the meeting was to denounce and reject the trial which took place in Paris from 19th June to 6th July, against the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, in the supposed case known as “dishonestly acquired goods”.

Furthermore, he suggested that it was clearly a political plot led by the NGO Transparency International France, with the support of William Bourdon and Lebec, who all have an interest in Equatorial Guinea, because as it was left clear by Ndong Mba, as they were not able to be part of the oil business, they opted to instigate this false trial with the aim of destabilising the regime.

In another part of his speech, the representative of our Government before the greatest world diplomatic forum referred to the supposed witnesses called by the malicious NGO, such as Berardi, who had already been condemned in Equatorial Guinea in 2013 and in Cameroon in 2014, and the handful of opponents to the regime such as German-Pedro Tomo, Severo Moto and TA�tu Alicante, all of which, continued the Ambassador “are well-known as elements who go about plotting regime change in the country, such as the case of the failed attempt of the mercenary invasion in 2004, according to declarations from Simon Mann during the trial”.

During his speech, Anatolio Ndong Mba also lamented and condemned the fact that the backers of the trial turned to CORED, an association bringing together various illegal opposition political parties located abroad, proclaiming them as a civil party in the case, when the French Penal Code only recognises a civil party when it has been in existence for more than five years.

With regards to the request for a 30 million Euro penalty and confiscation of all the goods, including the diplomatic mission, Ndong Mba reported before the international media that French justice had not respected the decision of the International Criminal Court, and that the ruling from that supreme body should have been awaited, in addition to pointing out the immunity enjoyed by the Vice-President.

Before answering questions from the press, Anatolio Ndong Mba made it clear that French justice has no jurisdiction in this case, as both the Paris Criminal Court and Court of First Instance hearing the case are not apt to judge the Vice-President, and he declared the trial null before the international community, in the hope that the body of nations recognises the operations to destabilise the Equatoguinean Government.

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

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