Foreign Minister receives CPLP Executive Secretary

The Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) has confirmed progress in the commitments acquired by the Government of Equatorial Guinea, in its efforts to implement its responsibilities towards the community.

The matter was the focus of conversations during the audience between the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeón Oyono Esono and the Executive Secretary of the CPLP, Francisco Ribeiro, who was accompanied by the diplomatic and political adviser, Miguel Levy, the president of the Scientific Council of the International Institute for the Portuguese Language, Margarita Correia, and the personal assistant to the Executive Secretary, Florabella Paraiba.

During the audience, the two figures reviewed the current panorama in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea within the CPLP context, and the current situation for other member States. Ribeiro Talles and the Minister agreed to use the path of dialogue, understanding and compromise as the only tools capable of resolving differences within the community.

The head of Equatoguinean diplomacy expressed to the Portuguese envoys the interest that learning the Portuguese language raised in the Equatoguinean population, above all among young people. He took the opportunity to present the matter of the training of human resources, as is the case of the technical training seminar for officials in the public administration, which has just concluded.

The progress towards a legal framework for the adoption of the Portuguese language, the establishment of a basic experimental infrastructure for its general use in the country, together with the promotion of progressive transparency of knowledge for teaching and the action plan for the promotion of the Portuguese language and its advancement among public officials, are some of the main tasks which must be resolved in the CPLP adhesion programme for Equatorial Guinea.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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