Head of State opens Symposium on Terrorism and Violence in Central Africa

H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic, opened the “Symposium on Terrorism, Violence and Extremism against Communities and Rapid Response in the Central Africa region” on Tuesday 29th May, at the Palace of International Conferences in Sipopo, in Malabo.

Organised by the African Union Anti-terrorism Centre, in collaboration with the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, the aim of the symposium is to analyse and study the consequences of and solutions to the various forms of violence in the subregion.

In his opening speech, the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, stated that he wanted to give the symposium “a popular, political dimension, involving representatives from all layers making up the Equatoguinean Nation”.

The Head of State also wished to highlight the importance of keeping the peace “because without it, it is practically impossible to take any political, economic or social action”.

In addition, the President described the holding of the symposium as an “opportunity”, as it is providing the knowledge necessary in order to eradicate the phenomenon of violence.

In conclusion, he welcomed the initiative of the AU Anti-terrorism Centre, and hoped that it would serve as an exchange of experiences between our security system and the methods practised beyond our borders.

The conclusions from Malabo must mark a before and after in the behaviour of Central Africa”, he declared, before concluding his speech.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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