French Embassy celebrates national holiday

To mark the 14th July celebrations, the Day of the French Revolution, the French Embassy in Malabo organised a special reception on the night of Sunday, to celebrate the occasion.

During the ceremony the French Ambassador to our country, Fred Constant, announced that after three years his mission in Equatorial Guinea was at an end.

The Bioko Hall at Hotel Sofitel in Sipopo was chosen for the celebration, where Constant was in charge of receiving the guests. Representing the Government, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono attended the appointment, which was also attended by accredited ambassadors and heads of missions in our country, and the French colony resident in Malabo. After the national anthems of the two countries, Fred Constant gave his speech, welcoming the presence of the guests at the event, and defining the patriotic values of the French Republic.

He also mentioned the support from France in questions impacting development on the African continent, and in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and reaffirmed the interest of France in free movement in Africa.

France is a friend of Equatorial Guinea and relations between the two countries are fruitful. France supported the Equatorial Guinea development programme, and there are various agreements signed for the benefit of the two parties”, concluded Constant.

Oyono Esono, representing the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, said that 14th July is an act of reconciliation between the French, and also recognised that France and Equatorial Guinea have cooperated a lot; cooperation which has led the two countries to sign various cooperation agreements.

In addition, he added that they must prioritise dialogue in order to achieve the aims proposed between the countries, and that Equatorial Guinea and France agree to collaboration to promote peace, security and the exploitation of new areas for the benefit of the two countries, and also within the United Nations.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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