Head of State returns to Malabo after working visit to New York

On Saturday 23rd September, the President of the Supreme Court of Justice, the Governor of Bioko Norte, the Mayoress of Malabo, the first and third Vice Prime Ministers, the General Secretary of the PDGE, ministers and presidential advisers, among other figures, gathered at Malabo International Airport to receive H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, following his visit to New York.

During the general debate within the 72nd period of sessions on the United Nations Assembly, compliance with the millennium agenda was examined, the level of compliance by each country and the concern of member states regarding the use of nuclear arms”, said the Head of State, during his speech.

H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also added that the meetings had focussed their attention on matters relating to violence, terrorism, global instability, and climate change, among other issues. In addition, they gave recommendations for member States to respect the regulations issued by the United Nations, and for Governments to work towards compliance.

In another moment during the interview, the Equatoguinean leader said that Equatorial Guinea was taking part in the round corresponding to African countries, but that with respect to United Nations Security Council reform, the matter was being debated at an African Union (AU) level.

Our nation is going to adopt the AU position, because it is not our job, but one for the whole of the African continent. At the time of the end of the Second World War there were no independent African countries.

Now we are independent, and thus this privilege of countries that signed peace agreements during the Second World War should not now be given priority, and the whole of humanity must be respected, above all Africa, which does not have a member State on the Security Council with the right to a veto, because we are non-permanent members, and for that reason we are fighting in order that Africa can have one or two positions on the Security Council with the right to a veto”, concluded the President of the Republic.

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

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