Under the chairmanship of the Head of State and Government, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, met in the People’s Palace of Malabo in the third session of the Council of Ministers, in which in addition to approving a number of provisions, the President of the Republic called for a redoubling of efforts to overcome the economic crisis. We publish below the expansion of references offered by the Minister of Information, Press and Radio, Eugenio Nze Obiang.
After analyzing the first points established in the agenda, the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Agapito Mba Mokuy, addressed the session to present the agreement for the promotion and reciprocal protection of investments between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Russian Federation.
In the section on miscellaneous issues, the Minister of State in the Government Presidency for Regional Integration, Baltasar Engonga Edjo, reported on the 16th Summit of Heads of State of ECCAS (Economic Community of Central African States), which was held in N’Djamena (Chad) on May 24 and 25. The Minister announced some of the conclusions of the summit, such as the decision regarding the affairs of the Central African Republic to remain in the custody of the community, to definitively solve the crisis plaguing the country.
In relation to the terrorist sect Boko Haram, they agreed to hold a joint summit between ECCAS and ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), to make more effective the struggle against this terrorist group. Also, during the forum they accepted Rwanda’s request for reintegration within the ECCAS, whose presidency had gone to the Gabonese President, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba.
For his part, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic, addressed the council to reiterate the need to combat corruption, and to appeal to the Government ministries, in order to redouble efforts to improve earnings for the Treasury and thus combat the current economic crisis.
Finally, the President of the Council of Ministers ordered that both the Prime Minister and the Deputy Prime Ministers regulate the departments to improve the functioning of the General State Administration.
Text: Filiberto Nseme Nsue (D. G. Base Internet)
Photo: Miguel Angel Mba Onva (Presidential Press)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office