H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was interviewed by Television EspaAola Internacional, on 15th October, at the People’s Palace in Malabo. The Political, diplomatic, economic and social history of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea continues to attract the attention of various media outlets, who have been seeking the views of senior Equatoguinean figures, from Canal Central from China, France 24, Africa Media, the National Producer Dieciseis Novenos to Television EspaAola Internacional.
On 15th October it was a team of journalists from the Spanish state television channel who interviewed the President of the Republic in the People’s Palace in Malabo, to speak about the various political, diplomatic, economic and social phases the country has passed through, since it obtained national sovereignty on 12th October 1968, until last Friday, when the Republic of Equatorial Guinea celebrated its first 50 years as an independent country.
During the interview, the Head of State recalled that Equatorial Guinea, having obtained independence, lacked the most basic structures for the survival of the population. The situation changed with the Freedom Coup, and the political programme adopted from that moment has led to unprecedented development within Equatoguinean society.
In addition, the President also recalled how thanks to the discovery of oil, the Government was able to implement social policy that allowed the majority of the population to obtain basic services such as education, health and land and air infrastructures, among others.
Speaking about alternation in power, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo pointed out that his continuity depended on the Equatoguinean people themselves.
One of the questions put by Television EspaAola Internacional referred to the investigation in France, the United States and Brazil into the Vice-president of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue. The Head of State replied by saying that the institutions in those countries should respect the diplomatic immunity of the vice-President, as a senior political figure from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, whose judicial bodies are ready to raise complaints internationally against instruments of justice that do not respect the immunity.
The interview featured the presence of various members of the Government and advisers from the Head of State’s Office in Malabo.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office