Equatorial Guinea intervenes at Security Council on situation in Ukraine

With just two months to go before the Republic of Equatorial Guinea takes over the presidency of the United Nations Security Council, our country once again intervened on the morning of 26th November, during the session held by the highest UN decision-making body, on the situation of tension involving the Russian Federation and Ukraine, which began on 25th November in the Azov Sea.

The First Deputy Permanent Representative of Equatorial Guinea before the UN, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, was tasked with expressing to the group of nations to deep concern in Malabo regarding the situation in the Azov Sea; taking into account that Equatorial Guinea backs Article 33 of the United Nations Charter, which speaks of dialogue to peacefully resolve conflicts.

Obiang Esono Mbengono, who was accompanied by various experts from the Permanent Mission before the United Nations, insisted that the conflicting parties respect the Minsk Agreements, and praised the spirit of dialogue inherent in the Governments of Russia and Ukraine.

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea is thus asking for the two parties to keep calm, refrain from committing acts that do not assist with mutual understanding, and opt for political dialogue based on the principles of international law and respect for the United nations Charter”, declared the First Deputy Permanent Representative.

The meeting took place under the presidency of the People’s Republic of China, with interventions from the Russian Federation, the United States, Peru, Kuwait, the federal Republic of Ethiopia, Bolivia, France, Poland, Kazakhstan and Ivory Coast, among others.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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