The work of the Summit of the Committee of Ten has begun at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, with a preparatory meeting of senior officials, held on 15th May.
The Equatoguinean Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, accompanied by his counterpart from Sierra Leone, Samura M. W. Kamara, oversaw the C-10 Consultation Meeting.
During the meeting, the minister from Sierra Leone presented a report on the consultation meeting held in New York in January. The Ambassador Permanent Representative from Sierra Leone, Adekali Foday Suma, spoke about the inter.government negotiations to reform the United Nations Security Council.
Mba Mokuy, in his speech, in addition to expressing congratulations for the presence of the delegations from C10 member countries, recalled the importance of the meeting, and its aims to reaffirm the brave political will of African heads of State, to strengthen and consolidate the common posture of the continent regarding Security Council reform.
The head of he Equatoguinean Foreign Ministry also declared that: It is thus our role to defend the common African posture, so that Africa continues to speak with a single voice regarding the proposal, until the demands of the common African position are achieved”.
In the name of the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, he highlighted the importance that the Government gives to the work of this committee on a political level; and the recommendations from the groups set up for the negotiations, the aim of which is the satisfy the aspirations of Africa within the organisation of the United Nations.
In order to put an end to the injustice that Africa is suffering, Mba Mokuy declared that the aim of the meeting is to continue to offer an opportunity to put an end to them; in order to do that, the C-10 must table deeper discussions regarding the process of inter-government negotiations.
We are continuing to draw the lines that will enable us to continue to strengthen our strategy, to defend the best common African position”, he said, and added that the proposed aims are not easy to meet.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea