The First Vice President for Presidential Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang, received on March 6 the Extraordinary Ambassador and Plenipotentiary of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, accredited in Malabo, Kwak Ji Hwan.
The discussions of the Head of Presidential Affairs and the North Korean diplomat focused on the issues of friendship and cooperation that unite Malabo and Pyongyang, as well as other issues of bilateral and international issues.
The Ambassador of the Democratic People’s Republic of North Korea presented his credentials to the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in 2013, which supposes that the diplomat has had sufficient time to observe the ongoing development of our country, which is why he has congratulated the Government, while requesting support from Equatorial Guinea for the cause of his country.
Both nations maintain relations of friendship and cooperation since Equatorial Guinea’s accession to national independence, thanks to the political will of the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. From then until now, those cordial relations have been maintained during the rise to power of the subsequent North Korean leaders until the current leader, Kim Jong-un, as underlined by Milam Tang. The two presidents agreed on the policy to fight and defend their sovereignty, independence and national dignity, as well as non-interference in the internal affairs of other countries. The First Vice President of Equatorial Guinea also pointed out that we are victims of a campaign of disinformation and constant harassment by some nations who resent the rapid development and stability experienced in our country.
During the interview, Milam Tang and Kwak Ji Hwan agreed on the need to continue supporting each other in the bilateral and international levels, as has been the political will of their leaders.
Text and photo: Luis Felipe Rondo (First Vice President’s Press)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office