It was during the 47th ordinary period of sessions of the General Assembly of the Organization of American States, held in Mexico from 19th to 21st June, when the Minister for Foreign Affairs passed on acknowledgements from the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to the people of Latin America for their support in the voting for the United Nations Security Council.
“Equatorial Guinea is closer to the peoples of America than is suggested by the geographical separation”, declared the minister, in his speech given on the afternoon of Tuesday 20th June, in Cancun, in response to the invitation from the Government of H. E. Enrique PeAa Nieto, President of Mexico, to the Executive of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, to take part in the important forum which brought together, once again, senior representatives of the 35 countries in the OAS.
Mba Mokuy recalled that our country is a permanent observer of the organization, and went on to express his satisfaction at representing H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at the summit, to promote dialogue between nations as the essential basis for actions directed towards development.
Accompanied by the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to the United States of America, Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme, the minister passed on to those present the message of acknowledgement sent by the leader of the nation for the support provided on 2nd June in New York, so that Equatorial Guinea obtained the position of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
In another part of his address, Mba Mokuy underlined the fact that Equatorial Guinea will continue to work with OAS countries in order to achieve the outlined common objectives, as was demonstrated during the ACP and ASA summits, held in Sipopo in 2012 and 2013, respectively. The minister added that our country has always felt proud to belong to the Hispanic family, and that cooperation with American States has been a priority for the Government led by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea