During the work of the Executive Council of the XXX Ordinary Session of Heads of State and Governments of the African Union (AU), which is taking place in Addis Abeba (Ethiopia), Equatorial Guinea was elected by 50 votes to be member of the Peace and Security Council in Central Africa.
On 26th January, the head of Equatoguinean diplomacy, Agapito Mba Mokuy, took part in the work of the Executive Council, aimed at studying the reports, proposals and projects for regulations, statutes and laws from various AU bodies, with a view to drawing up the agenda for the XXX summit.
On the same day, various elections were held for vacant posts in some bodies due the the completion of mandates.
For the Peace and Security Council in Central Africa, Equatorial Guinea was elected by 50 votes, and Gabon will occupy the second position, with 49 votes.
In North Africa, Morocco was the only candidate, with 36 votes and 26 abstentions. In Southern Africa, Zimbabwe and Angola were elected, with 49 and 48 votes, respectively.
Djibuti, with 50 votes, and Rwanda, with 49, hold posts since yesterday as members of the council for East Africa, and Liberia, with 51 votes, Sierra Leone, with 48, and Togo, with 45, are now members of the council for the west.
Other votes included the election of the directors of the Pan-African University Following long debates, only the President was elected, with the remaining candidates not having met the necessary requirements, and this responsibility fell to Jean Dominique Nziengui, from Gabon.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea