On the night of Tuesday 25th September, the People’s Republic of China Embassy in Malabo marked the 69th Anniversary of the founding of the People’s Republic of China. The ambassador Chen Guoyou, in his speech, recalled that his country had become the second largest global economy, and the country with the largest industrial production.
The ambassador, in addition, highlighted the successes achieved during the trip by the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to Beijing, with the signing of new bilateral agreements initiating a new era in the history of China-Equatorial Guinea bilateral relations.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo travelled for the tenth time to China, to attend the Beijing Summit of the China-Africa Cooperation Forum, during which he once again met President Xi Jinping, where they both witnessed the signing of documents on bilateral cooperation. The two Heads of State spoke about joint cooperation and development planning from a wider perspective, in order to build a better future”, stated Chen Guoyou, who also stressed that China welcomed Equatorial Guinea to take part in the building of the Belt and Road, and the active participation of Chinese companies in the construction of infrastructures in Equatorial Guinea.
Equatorial Guinea is about to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Independence on 12th October. When a brother country such as Equatorial Guinea celebrates an important event, Chinese friends offer their congratulations. For that reason, we praise the road of half a century of Equatorial Guinea Independence; we welcome the huge development achieved in Equatorial Guinea in the last 50 years, and we trust that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea will achieve its goal of becoming an emerging country”, concluded the Chinese ambassador.
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and Missions, Bonifacio Mitogo Edjang, representing the Government in his speech, highlighted the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between the two countries, and assured that the two Governments shared the same vision and opinion on current affairs and international policy.
China, Africa and Equatorial Guinea, in particular, are sharing a common destiny and a strategic alliance through the creation of the China-Africa Summit, which will strengthen cooperation mechanisms which are being implemented in a wide range of sectors in order to build a better future”, concluded the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs.
The meeting was attended by important figures from the Government, such as the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, the Minister for Trade and the Promotion of Small and Medium-sized Companies, Pastor Micha Ondo Bile, the Minister for Mines and Energy, Gabriel Mbega Obiang Lima, and the Minister for Fishing and Water Resources, Adoracion Salas Chonco, among others.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office