Audience for Head of State with Counterpart from Libya

On 27th June, the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, held an audience with the President of the Presidential Council of the Arab Republic of Libya, H. E. Fayez Al Sarraj, who is in Malabo on a short visit.

The leaders of constitutional bodies and local authorities in Malabo were part of the court of honour that received the Libyan politician on his arrival at the People’s Palace.

Also present during the reception were the various military bodies, who performed the corresponding honours for the African leader, while the Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, the three Vice Prime Ministers and other members of the Government, advisers and director generals from the Head of State’s Office, welcomed the illustrious guest.

For his part, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, General Secretary of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, led the body of leaders from democratic opposition political parties invited to the event.

Moments after arriving at the presidential palace, the two held a meeting in the Ambassadors Hall; an audience which served as an opportunity to share points of view regarding the official visit, the aim of which is the request the support of the Equatoguinean leader, through the means of dialogue, in the resolution of the armed conflict suffered by Libya in recent years.

To that end, the Libyan leader praised the experience of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in the maintenance of peace, and contributions to the United Nations Security Council and the African Union.

The Arab Republic of Libya has in the last decade suffered from political instability caused by the overthrow of the regime of Muhammar el Gadafi, which has led to the existence of armed factions that are fighting the legitimate Government.

In the presence of various members of the governments from Malabo and Tripoli, the leader of the nation offered his personal willingness and that of the Equatoguinean Executive to take action aimed at silencing the weapons in Libya, African and the world in general; a proposition presented at large African forums and at the United Nations, while the Republic of Equatorial Guinea occupied the post of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council in February.

In the same vein, the President of the Republic called for unity among Libyans in order to put an end to this situation which is preventing the development of the nation.

The official programme for this twelve-hour visit by the Libyan delegation to Malabo included an exchange of gifts, and a banquet offered by the hosts, after the delivery of speeches by the two leaders.

The President of the Arab Republic of Libya, before concluding his stay in Malabo, signed the visitors’ book at the palace, to mark his visit to this high institution.

The Head of State bid farewell to his counterpart on the esplanade of the People’s Palace.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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