The city of Libreville, capital of the Republic of Gabon, hosted on Wednesday, May 6, the 12th Summit of the Head of State of the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), in which H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was chosen President-in-Office of the community.
The subjects of the 12th Ordinary Session of the Summit of Heads of State, held in the presidential Palace of the Renovation of Libreville, focused on security; the common commercial policy; the economic crisis after the drop in oil prices; solidarity among the countries of the subregion, in particular, and in general in the entire African continent; the reform of the institution; the fight against terrorism; the eradication of the Islamist group Boko Haram; the free circulation of persons and their goods; the adoption of more mechanisms to promote employment; the reinforcing of the educative and health systems and the return of the CEMAC headquarters to the Central African Republic, which provisionally had been installed in the Gabonese capital, due to the instability that took place in the city of Bangui.
The Presidents of the subregion also held a closed-door meeting to debate aspects that affect their States, and to choose the country that will host the presidency of the CEMAC during the 2015-2016 period. In alphabetical order, this responsibility has fallen on the Republic of Guinea Equatorial, for which reason, at the end of the work, H.E. Ali Bongo Ondimba transferred the powers to his counterpart, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC), which groups together the Economic Monetary Union of Central Africa (UMAC) and the Economic Union of Central Africa (UEAC), created on March 16, 1994, has the mission of establishing an increasingly strong union among the populations of the Member States in order to reaffirm their geographic and humanitarian solidarity, promote the national initiatives to eliminate the obstacles to intracommunity trade, the coordination of the development programs, the harmonization of industrial projects, the development of solidarity of the member countries to favor the poorest countries and regions, and the creation of an authentic African cooperation.
In the last hour of Wednesday, the Head of State and of Government and current President-in-Office of the CEMAC, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, returned to Malabo, the capital of the nation.
In the presidential pavilion of the International Airport Leon Mba of Libreville, the delegation of Equatorial Guinea was seen off by members of the Government of the friend and brother country, led by the Prime Minister, Ona Ondo Daniel and the personnel of the diplomatic headquarters of Equatorial Guinea in Gabon, led by the Ambassador, Marcos Ndong Edu.
Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema (Presidential Press)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office