Equatorial Guinea and Kazakhstan open diplomatic relations

Following his arrival on the afternoon of 23rd May in New York, to attend the upcoming elections for the UN Security Council, planned for 2nd June, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salomon Nfa Ndong, received on 24th May the Ambassador permanent Representative of the Republic of Kazakhstan before the UN. Following the audience they signed the opening of relations between the two countries.

The meeting took place at the headquarters of the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission, and served as an occasion for Nfa Ndong and Kairat Umarov to have conversations regarding various aspects which will help build special relations between Malabo and Astana.

the two diplomats also covered bilateral relations, as members of the United Nations Organisation (UN). The Equatoguinean minister asked Umarov for Kazakhstan to contribute to the attainment of Malabo’s aims, to which the ambassador replied that his country is willing to support Equatorial Guinea, taking into account the good work that our country carries out with respect to international relations.

The audience was attended by the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Permanent Representative before the UN, Anatolio Ndong Mba; the Deputy Permanent Representative, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue, and the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to the United States, Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme.

Minutes after the meeting, the first official event on 24th for the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Mission, they proceeded with the official signing of the agreement ratifying the opening of relations between the two countries.

The signatories were Anatolio Ndong Mba and Kairat Umarov, in the presence of the Equatoguinean Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue, and the ambassador Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andene.

After signing, Ndong Mba and Umarov expressed words of gratitude before those present for the firm desire expressed between the governments of the two countries to promote relations that are going to contribute to greater bilateral understanding and mutual collaboration.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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