On 11th September, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation received the Spanish Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Guillermo Lopez Mac-Lellan, with whom he spoke about strengthening the relations of cooperation between the two countries and about international politics, specifically in relation to the Korean peninsular.
During the reception, Agapito Mba Mokuy and Guillermo Lopez reviewed the agenda of bilateral matters, and the ambassador also expressed his gratitude for the message of condolence from the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to H. M. the King, and the President of the Government, H. E. Mariano Rajoy, following the attacks which took place in Barcelona in summer.
The possibility was also raised regarding a series of visits to strengthen cooperation in various areas, such as the United Nations and the work by Equatorial Guinea as member of the Security Council.
Our relations are cordial and good. We also hope to strengthen them in the near future, taking into account that next year Equatorial Guinea will celebrate 50 years of independence, and its membership of the United Nations”, declared the diplomat.
With regards to the question about the position of the Spanish Government in relation to tension on the Korean peninsula, he said that, “The situation on the Korean peninsula is not good for peace and international security; it is important that there can be dialogue as soon as possible, and an avoidance of violent gestures and threats that lead nowhere. We agree that there should be dialogue in order to reduce the tension”.
Regarding relations of cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and Spain, the idea is to strengthen many aspects and study the situation in order to identify those sectors which could be strengthened, “We must work together, is already cooperation with regards to training. Today, four members from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs are attending the Diplomatic School in Spain, studying masters in international relations. The training of human resources is very important; we also have further possibilities, such as business exchanges, or high-level visits to identify areas in which collaboration could take place”.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea