High-level agenda in Brussels of the Minister of Commerce

The Minister of Commerce and Business Development, Celestino Bonifacio Bakale, traveled to the Belgian capital as a special envoy of the Head of State, H.E. Obiang Nguema. This visit was in response to the invitation that Guinea Bissau made to Equatorial Guinea to attend the major international donor conference in support of that country, organized by the European Union together with the Government of the country and the United Nations Development Program (UNDP).

Taking advantage of the stay of the Minister of Commerce and Business Development, Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union, Carmelo Nvono Nca, held a key meeting in the European Commission with Eduarda Duarte de Sousa, of the Office of International bilateral Relations and Valeria Laine, head of the Control Unit on Fisheries Policy. At this meeting they discussed the need to improve collaboration between the Equatorial Guinean Government and maritime institutions in order to jointly combat illegal fishing in international waters.

Another meeting of great importance was the visit to the Ambassador Representative of Turkey to the European Institutions, Selim Yenel. The importance of this meeting, which was also attended by Carmelo Nvono Nca, in his capacity as Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea in Turkey, resided in the possible future visit of the President of Equatorial Guinea, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, will make before next June to the Turkish Republic. Minister Bakale attempted to advance as far as possible the preparations for the journey, as well as working on the content of the Free Trade Agreement between the two countries, hoping it will be signed and ratified during the visit.

Also, Bonifacio Bakale was received in the Senate of the Belgian capital by Deputy Bertin Mampaka, of the CDH party (Humanist Democratic Center Party), who also holds the position of Vice President of the Brussels Parliament. Both officials agreed to continue the rapprochement of both upper houses.

Source: Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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