On Tuesday 30th May, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, received in his office, at the ministerial headquarters, the Spanish Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Guillermo Lopez Mac-Lellan. The appointment allowed important matters of cooperation to be addressed, such as the opening of a hospital in Malabo, built by the Spanish Government.
The ambassador also expressed gratitude for the support from the Equatoguinean Executive for the Spanish candidate for the United Nations Human Rights Council, and reaffirmed his country’s commitment to support the candidacy of Equatorial Guinea for the non-permanent member position on the United Nations Security Council.
Mba Mokuy was accompanied by the Secretary of State, Domingo Mituy Edjang, and director generals for Consular Affairs and for Europe, while the Spanish ambassador was accompanied by the adviser Marcos PeAin Toledano.
In conversations with the press following the audience, Guillermo Lopez declared that “We had a general review of issues on the agenda in relations between Spain and Equatorial Guinea. We also spoke about recent commitments in matters of support regarding the United Nations Security Council and the candidacy from Equatorial Guinea. We also expressed gratitude for the support that Equatorial Guinea has provided for the Spanish candidacy for one of the United Nations bodies, the Human Rights Council, and we spoke of possible visits which may soon be organised, and other current international issues that may arouse interest between Equatorial Guinea and Spain”.
In addition, he added that there was a mutual desire to strengthen cooperation between the two countries: We are probing areas in which we can make progress. Currently, cooperation between Spain and Equatorial Guinea is chiefly based on the political sector and education, as we share a common language. In addition, in the health sector, in the near future, a new hospital constructed by Spain is going to be opened in Malabo. Another of the sectors for cooperation between the two countries is the strengthening of the administrative capacities in Equatorial Guinea, where Spain is participating in the development of statistics”.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea