The Ambassador from Egypt in Malabo and the Minister fro Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, Nicolas Utondji Akapo, met the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, on 5th March. The meetings took place at the People’s Palace in Malabo.
Hattem Mahmoud Abdelhalim Hassouba, Ambassador from the Arab Republic of Egypt before the Malabo Government, was the first to speak to the Doctor Honoris Cause in Social Sciences, following the presentation of credentials on 19th February before the President of the Republic.
In their conversations, the First Lady and the Egyptian diplomat congratulated each other on the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation linking Cairo and Malabo.
We spoke about promoting a second framework for cooperation plan between Egypt and Equatorial Guinea including the extension of our relations into other areas”, said Mahmoud Abdelhalim.
The Egyptian ambassador presented a gift to the First Lady, a reproduction of the barge of Queen Hapsetsud, a pioneer in relations between Egypt and Africa.
Hattem Mahmoud has been in Malabo for three months, and Equatorial Guinea is his first experience as an ambassador.
Nicolas Utondji Akapo, the new Minister for Agriculture, Livestock, Forests and the Environment, also spoke to the First Lady about vital matters, such as economic diversification and the emergence of our country with a view to Horizonte 2020.
I received encouragement from the First Lady of the Nation, and we placed emphasis on the organisation of national production, agricultural diversification, and the conservation of food”, stated Akapo in an interview.
Nicolas Utondji Akapo is 62, married, and has nine children. He is an agricultural engineer with 32 years’ experience.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea