On Sunday, May 24, the Head of State and his wife traveled to the capital of Chad to participate in the 16th Summit of Heads of States of the EECAS, which is being held in this city. We must recall that Equatorial Guinea currently occupies the presidency of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC).
With the objective of participating in the 16th Summit of Heads of State of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS), the presidential couple of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Mrs. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, arrived on Sunday, May 24 in N’Djamena, the capital of Chad, responding in this way to the invitation of H.E., the President Idriss Deby Itno and his wife, Mrs. Inda Deby.
Like other delegations of the member countries of the ECCAS, the current President-in-office of the CEMAC, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and his wife, were warmly received by their counterparts of the brother and friend country, along with other authorities, members of the Government, the mayor of N’Djamena, and personnel from the Equatoguinean diplomatic headquarters, with their Ambassador Enrique Nsue Anguesomo at the head.
Entertained by the performance of traditional dances of the Chadian people, the solemn welcoming ceremony of the Heads of State include the playing of the ECCAS anthem, the greetings to the authorities present in the presidential pavilion and the exchanges of first impressions between the host president and his counterparts.
On this Sunday, the interim President of the Central African Republic, H.E. Catherine Samba-Panza, and the Prime Minister of Cameroon, H.E. Philemon Yunji Yang, in representation of the Head of State of this country, H.E. Paul Biya, among others also arrived.
In Chad, President Obiang and the First Lady participated in all the work related to the 16th Session of the Ordinary Summit of the Heads of State and of Government of the ECCAS, which is taking place in the capital of Chad on May 24 and 25.
Upon leaving Malabo, the presidential couple was seen off by various members of the Equatoguinean Government, with the First Vice President for Presidential Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang, being the authority that led the protocol procession.
Text: Maria Jesus Nsang (envoy to Chad) and Javier Obama Nsue Nchama
Photos: Manuel Mangue
(Presidential Press Cabinet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office