The Republic of Equatorial Guinea Extraordinary plenipotentiary Ambassador to Ethiopia, permanent Representative before the African Union and United nations Economic Council for Africa, Crisantos Obama Ondo, held important separate meetings at the diplomatic headquarters of Equatorial Guinea in Addis Abeba.
These were coordination and planning meetings for activities under the banner: African Union Year, led by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, elected at the 32nd session of the African Union Assembly to guide and direct the framework of activities for this year in Africa.
The first meeting was with the delegation from the International Committee of the Red Cross, led by Jean Jacques Tshamala, who also congratulated the Ambassador for the responsibility and election of President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo as head of the matter for this year. He expressed his willingness to collaborate with the Government of Equatorial Guinea and provide assistance in the execution of the planned activities, in relation to the theme of the year, and in particular with respect to displaced persons in Africa.
Obama Ondo then met the representative of the United nations High Commissioner for Refugees before the African Union (ACNUR), Cosmas Chanda, in order to exchange opinions on the dynamic in 2019, a year specifically dedicated to refugees, returnees and the displaced in Africa, in order to seek lasting solutions. The ACNUR representative congratulated the Equatoguinean Government and its President for their effective involvement in questions of global interest, and underlined his willingness to provide substantial support to Equatorial Guinea in order to diligently direct the framework of activities for the year.
Crisantos Obama Ondo thanked the two international institutions for their interest and offers for the theme of the year, and highlighted the importance that the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea gives to social and humanitarian questions in Africa and in the world, and his determination to seek strategies to tackle the deep causes of these problems.
The Head of the Equatoguinean Diplomatic Mission in Addis Abeba concluded by underlining the fact that the corresponding departments of the African Union and partners are creating a route map containing the specific measures and actions before travelling to Equatorial Guinea, in order to present the project for the programme of activities to the President regarding the theme for 2019.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office