The Republic of Ivory Coast Embassy in Malabo celebrated on the night of Wednesday 14th August the 59th Anniversary of the country’s independence. The Ambassador from the African country to our country, Fatimata Toure, organised a special reception in the Bioko Hall at the Hilton Hotel, which was attended by numerous guests, including representatives from accredited diplomatic missions in Equatorial Guinea, international bodies and the Ivory Coast colony resident in Malabo.
The Equatoguinean Government was represented by the Secretary of State, Charged with Economic and Patrimonial Affairs from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Maria A�ngeles Miaga Bibang Nzang, representing the Minister, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue.
The event began with the national anthems from the two countries, followed by a speech by the Ivory Coast Ambassador, Fatimata Toure, who in addition to welcoming the presence of the guests, also recognised that this celebration marked a new important stage in the history of her country, and all those present were witnesses to the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between the two States.
My sincere thanks to all the political and administrative authorities in this beautiful country that is Equatorial Guinea, and particularly to H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to whom I express my deepest gratitude for the support he has provided, in addition to the success of the mission entrusted to me by H. E. Alassane Ouattara, the honour of being the first Ambassador from my country in Equatorial Guinea”, said Fatimata Toure in her speech.
Furthermore, she reported on the economic, political and social situation in her country, recognising an increase in the growth rate of 8% in the last seven years, thanks to good governance, which has allowed a favourable investment climate. Regarding the situation of cooperation with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, she indicated that there were various agreements covering hydrocarbons, agriculture and health, among others.
For her part, the Secretary of State, Maria A�ngeles Miaga Bibang reaffirmed that the Heads of State from Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast shared the same vision on the huge issues affecting both the African continent and the world as a whole.
In her speech she also spoke about the cooperation between the two countries, The Republic of Equatorial Guinea and Ivory Coast have been supporting each other and collaborating within the framework of excellent and historical relations of brotherhood and friendship, which has served to bring them closer regarding bilateral and multilateral policies”.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office