Arrival of First Vice Prime Minister in Republic of Mauritania

On 1st August, the First Vice Prime Minister of the Government and Minister for Education, University Teaching and Sports, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, travelled to the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, to attend the investiture of the new Mauritanian President, representing the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

On arrival, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene was received by the Minister for Education, Marfula Berdid, the accredited Consul from Mauritania to our country, Sheriff Ahmed Hidou, and the head of the cabinet of the Presidency, Ahmed Adchir.

After an exchange of words between the two counterparts in the hall of honour in Nuakchot International Airport, they went to the official residence reserved for the Equatoguinean delegation.

At 11.30, Engonga Onguene went to the al Mourabitoune international conference hall in Nuakchot, to attend the investiture ceremony for the new President of the Republic of Mauritania, H. E. Mohamed Oulu Chek Cazwani.

The body of the Constitutional Council overseeing the ceremony began with the reading of a speech from the outgoing President, H. E. Mohamed Ul Abdelaziz, who said “I am not eternal, sooner or later another Mauritanian was going to occupy my place”, while he congratulated the incoming President for the victory obtained in the elections of 2nd April 2019.

H. E. Mohamed Oulu Chek Cazwani, in turn, expressed words of gratitude for the outgoing President for the 10 years he governed the country, modernising it with infrastructures, and the good relations of friendship maintained with friendly countries. Furthermore, he concluded his speech by describing the outgoing President as an upright man of principle.

They also heard two speeches given and words of advice from the two members of the Constitutional Council, while the most eagerly awaited moment for the Mauritanians was when the investiture took place of the new Head of State of the Islamic Republic of Mauritania, in the presence of various Heads of State and members of the Governments from various countries attending the ceremony.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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