Institutional Declaration of Condemnation and Repulsion by Senate

On Wednesday 14th February, the Senate Plenary Session, led by its president, Teresa Efua Asangono, corrected the text of an Institutional Declaration of Condemnation and Repulsion at the assassination and destabilisation attempt in Equatorial Guinea, by a group of mercenaries and terrorists, on 24th December 2017.

The declaration contains the deep concern of the Senate for the negative repercussions that terrorism can bring to our society, consolidated as a democratic culture, thanks to the social peace and healthy coexistence preached by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and his fight for the continuity of national unity, individual and collective development, and freedom and prosperity, which give him the deserved title of Liberator, Father and Artifice of modern Equatorial Guinea, granted by National Parliament.

In this sense, it is considered that the fight for independence was the expression of freedom and self-governance, and the subsequent construction of the Rule of Law, in order to achieve the progress and well-being of the people of Equatorial Guinea, whose laws emanate condemnation of all acts apologising for violence and any anti-democratic imposition with the direct aim of destroying the peace in Equatoguinean society.

Convinced that this violent action was promoted by criminal organisations in the service of international terrorism, the National Parliament expresses its most fervent condemnation and repulsion of the coup attempt of 24th December 2017, and issues a vibrant call to the Equatoguinean people to maintain their commitment to faith and loyalty to the State; at the same time, it issues a call for international solidarity in order to face organisations that promote this type of action together.

The institutional declaration submitted before the Senate Plenary session was studied, debated and analysed by the senators, who made significant contributions so that the final document could be presented to the full Parliament, made up by the Chamber of Deputies and the Senate, from which the definitive text of the Institutional Declaration of condemnation and repulsion will emerge against the acts of 24th December 2017.

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

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