The Prime Minister of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, led the opening of the course on diplomatic training, which was financed by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, and is dedicated to the officials from the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation.
The first to speak was the course coordinator, Domingo Nguema Edu, who said that the training covered a total of 55 participants, and aimed to train human resources from the department and update diplomatic knowledge.
The students have been chosen for their academic profile, taking into account their work experience at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation. The UNDP representative, Mar Gadio Cumba, in her speech, pointed out the excellent cooperation between the Government and the United Nations agencies supporting the course.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Esono Oyono Angue, highlighted the fact that the training course will have a group of competent national and international teachers. For that reason, he asked the participants for discipline, punctuality, seriousness and, above all, a patriotic spirit, taking into account the purpose of the course, which is to serve the country.
At the end of the training, you will have acquired sufficient knowledge to apply diplomatic regulations capable of managing the actions of our foreign policy; thus, it is worth pointing out that this training is the greatest stimulus or incentive. The ministry has deemed it opportune to set up a periodical plan to guarantee and increase the professional quality of diplomatic officials on all levels”, affirmed Oyono Angue, in his speech.
The human element is essential for progress in any area. In recent years, the country has positioned itself through the efforts of the Head of State as the focus of huge gatherings and numerous international meetings” added the Prime Minister of the Government, who highlighted the fact that the development of an economic plan had allowed Equatorial Guinea to evolve.
We must praise the vision of the Head of State and the active role he plays in our country and in various international organisations, such as the United Nations Security Council. The maintenance of security is not simply a question of actions by the forces of the State, but by the diplomatic officials who have the same duty”, stated Obama Asue, who also recommended that the department make the diplomatic career more professional abroad, through the rotation of responsibilities.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office