First Interministerial Council Meeting of 2018

Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, Prime Minister of the Government, led the session of the First Interministerial Council of 2018, which took place on 28th March.

Issues examined included the draft General Road Transport Law, presented by the Ministry for Transport, the Postal Service, and Telecommunications.

Following that, the Ministry for Civil Aviation presented the draft decree to regulate the investigation of accidents and incidents in the sector, and then they looked at points four, five and six on the agenda, related to the agreements for the exemption of visas between Equatorial Guinea and India; the removal of the need for visas for the holders of diplomatic, official or service passports between Equatorial Guinea and Ghana, and the setting up of the International Solar Alliance (ISA).

The proposal for the creation of a Record of Judicial Rules and Resolutions, presented by the Ministry for Finance, the Economy, and Planning, was another of the matters examined.

The Third Vice Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Human Rights, Alfonso Nsue Mokuy, was in charge of introducing the eighth point on the agenda, regarding progress in preparations for the III National Economic Conference.

In any other business, the Presidency of the Government read the report from the delegation that attended the African Union Summit on the creation of a free trade zone in Africa, and on the commissions for the organisation and coordination of activities marking the 50th Anniversary of National Independence.

In the same section of any other business, the Ministry for Transport presented the proposal for Equatorial Guinea to host the Meeting of Telecommunications Ministers from the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP).

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, among other issues, presented the report on State visits made by the President of the Republic to Ethiopian and Tunisia, and the report on the final act signed between Equatorial Guinea and India, within the framework of the first mixed commission which took place in New Delhi, from 16th to 17th October 2017.

The Ministry for Finance, in the section on the General Treasury, also presented a report on pending action at the National Agency for Financial Investigation to be executed by the Government; the report on the evaluation of the judicial, financial and accountancy position of autonomous bodies and public companies, carried out by the companies Deloitte and EY, and the report on the holding of the Investment for the Future Initiative Forum in RIYADH, Saudi Arabia, from 24th to 26th October 2017.

For its part, the Ministry for Education, University Teaching and Sports revealed the report on the preparations for the presentation of the IV UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize.

Finally, the Deputy Minister for the Interior and Local Corporations offered those present the report on activities carried out by the Government, to mark the 50th Anniversary of National Independence.

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

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