The President of the Senate, Teresa Efua Asangono, was received in audience in Luanda by the President of the Assembly of Angola, Fernando da Piedade Dias Dos Santos, at the headquarters of the Angolan legislative body, a country that joins Equatorial Guinea in a long relationship of friendship.
The meeting is part of the provisions by which the Community of Portuguese Language Countries (CPLP) allows member countries and their institutions to establish contacts for strengthening their friendly relations and bilateral cooperation, such as the parliaments of Angola and Equatorial Guinea.
Teresa Efua Asangono thanked Fernando Da Piedade Dias Dos Santos and, through him, the Government and people of Angola for its strong and continuing support throughout the process of integration of Equatorial Guinea in the CPLP, which became effective on July 23, 2014 in Dili. On that date, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea left its status as an observer country to become a full member, which it debuted in Luanda, during the meeting of the parliamentary groups of the community in preparation for the Sixth Ordinary Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the CPLP, to be held this year in Brazil, the country to which Angola will hand over the presidency of the organization during the event.
The role and contribution of the Parliament of our country to the Portuguese language community, and especially the body that encompasses all national parliaments of member countries, which is the Parliamentary Assembly of the CPLP, was another of the points discussed between Teresa Efua Asangono and her Angolan counterpart, who expressed the total and unwavering commitment of Equatorial Guinea to spare no effort to learn and adapt to what is required in order to be a member of the community within which it intends to be a unifying element and multiplier of the institutional values.
Text and photos: Senate Communications Office
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office