On 19th March, the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation was the setting for an inter-ministerial meeting within the framework of effective integration of the commitments acquired by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).
The contact meeting with the departments responsible for cooperation with this community of States, attended by representatives and members of the Government from the departments of Education, industry, Equality, Agriculture, Work, Culture and Tourism, was overseen by the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono, with the aim of increasing the participation of members of the Government and senior experts in the meetings organised by the CPLP; the analysis of the information and monitoring of the project to introduce the Portuguese language within the national education system; the creation of the National Commission for the Portuguese language within the Ministry for Education, and the level of participation of this department in the work of the scientific council that is organised annually by the Camoes International Institute for the Portuguese Language.
Those present looked at the situation regarding the project for the creation of the CPLP National Commission for Food and Nutritional Security in Equatorial Guinea, and the drawing up of plans to fight against child labour.
The Minister, after outlining the reasons why Equatorial Guinea joined the CPLP in 2014, and the benefits to our country from this organisation, urged the effective implementation of the agreements signed with this community by the various responsible departments, in order to establish the viability of these projects; taking into account the upcoming arrival of senior officials from the Portuguese community in the country and the imminent adoption of the role of Executive Secretary in 2022 by the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office