First Interministerial Council of May

The Executive met on Wednesday 3rd May at the headquarters of the Presidency of the Government in Djibloho, in the first Interministerial Council meeting. The Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, oversaw the meeting, which looked at around twelve points.

The meeting began with the adoption of the agenda and approval of the minutes from the previous session. At the meeting they looked at the Draft Law declaring the first Sunday of April every year as National Prayer Day, a proposal which was presented by the Ministry for Justice, Worship and Penitentiary Institutions.

The Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation presented a framework agreement for economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation, air transport; the creation of a Mixed Commission for Cooperation between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Mali; the report on the upcoming C-10 Committee Summit; the reform of the United Nations Security Council; together with the report on the negotiations for the entry of Equatorial Guinea as non-permanent member of the Security council.

For his part, the Ministry for Finanace and Budgets presented the Draft Convention between the Kingdom of Morocco and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, to prevent double taxation and tax evasion.

The Ministry for the Economy, Planning and Public Investment presented a report on the Annual Assembly of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund, held in Washington.

During the meeting, which lasted more than three hours, other matters were covered, such as the organisation of the consecration of three new bishops, and the report on the justification of current account income for the months of January, February and March 2017. This final point was overseen by the Ministry for Public Administration and Administrative Reform.

In any other business they looked at the report on funds for the implementation of social measures, presented by the Secretary of State, Charged with the Treasury, while the Department of Human Rights presented the Report on Human Rights and the Death Penalty in Equatorial Guinea.

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

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