On the afternoon of Thursday 28th September, the United States journalist Thomas Cromwell, President of East West Communications, interviewed the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for this important media organisation.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo responded to various questions in relation to the history and development of our country, international politics, and the situation regarding peace in the world, among other issues.
On 12th October 2018, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea will celebrate fifty years as an independent country, and the East West Communications company is making a documentary on the general panorama of the evolution experienced by our country, since its independence, through the early years, during the regime known as the “sad memory”, and the spectacular development achieved since the Freedom Coup.
In order to investigate this political journey on the ground, a team from this media organisation is on our country, and was in the People’s Palace in Malabo on Thursday 28th to interview the President of the Republic, Head of State and of the Government, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo,
Thomas Cromwell, President of East West Communications, put a total of twenty questions to the leader of the nation, regarding his experience since Spanish colonial control, through the reasons for the Freedom Coup, the democratic process, and the achievement of the aims proposed for the integrated development of the country, among other matters.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, with his accumulates national and international political and historical experience, said that in his opinion the colonial process was a disaster due to the lack of respect for the Human Rights of the native population, and because the same situation, or similar, was repeated during the first years of independence, in which the people reached their limit, because the population was locked up in prisons, and had to become exiles, and even the churches were closed.
The President explained that for all those reasons the Freedom Coup rebellion began, which was joined by a military body which he led.
The United States media organisation, after congratulating the people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and its Government for the 185 votes obtained out of the 300 cast to obtain the post of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council, also asked about the aims for its mandate as leaders of this global organisation.
The aims of our Government are to work towards achieving world peace and a world free from weapons of mass destruction or nuclear weapons, and to fight terrorism and rebellions, in order to achieve harmony among human beings”, replied the President.
The interview took place in the presence of the Minister of State, Charged with Missions, Alejandro Evuna Owono Asangono, various advisers, and some Director Generals from various departments within the Head of State’s Office.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea