On 22nd August, at the People’s Palace, the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, received the President of the Republic of Ghana, H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo Addo, in accordance with the official programme for this State visit to our country. At the meeting, the two leaders further examined the aim of this State visit.
The Ghanaian President thanked his Equatoguinean counterpart in person for having attended his investiture ceremony on 7th January, and the senior delegation that took part in the commemoration of Ghanaian Independence Day celebrations. But above all, he praised the political leadership of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in pursuing peace and stability for the African continent.
I am here to further strengthen and boost the dialogue that our two countries have maintained for several years, and sign the memorandum of understanding which was sought by previous governments in my nation”, said the visiting leader.
Furthermore, he referred to opportunities that an African common market could provide, and the development that it would bring.
In another part of his speech, the Ghanaian Head of State entertained the hope that the delegation he was leading on this State visit would sign Government to Government agreements, while he also issued an invitation to the Equatoguinean authorities to visit his country.
The meeting finished with a toast between the two leaders, attended by members of the political class and the diplomatic corps.
The first speaker of the evening was H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who thanked his guest for the visit to our country, and affirmed that Ghana and Equatorial Guinea shared a common history, with respect to the western colonial process. He also declared the willingness of the people and the Government in his charge to work with the Ghanaian State, in order to strengthen the relations of friendship, cooperation and diplomacy which have united them for several decades.
The Ghanaian President replied with thanks to the people of Equatorial Guinea and its authorities for their hospitality and the warm welcome received.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea