It was on the afternoon of 30th May, is one of the annexes at the headquarters of the United Nations in New York, where the Prime Minster of the Government, Charged with Administrative Coordination, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, gave a momentous speech during a meeting with representatives from Arab and African countries.
This meeting was the penultimate activity in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea’s campaign to occupy the position of non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
The senior Government member began by expressing gratitude for the large turn-out of diplomats, and told them of the satisfaction felt by the Government and people of Equatorial Guinea with the guarantees of support from UN member States which, even before the Malabo candidacy, have always contributed to the foreign policy outlined by the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Francisco Pascual Obama Asue made it clear in his speech that our country is willing and prepared to assume the responsibility in the name of other African countries; a responsibility that is within the framework, he added, of the excellent work already carried out and recognised by the various countries on the continent which have preceded Malabo in the position.
In the presence of the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Salomon Nfa Ndong, the Prime Minister sent out a message to the world, focussed on the need to combine criteria in order to face huge challenges, such as maintaining world peace, the peaceful prevention and resolution of conflicts, the fight against terrorism, organised cross-border crime, and the trafficking of illegal substances and people.
The Ambassador permanent Representative before the UN, Anatolio Ndong Mba; the Deputy Representative, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue, and the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador to the United States, Miguel Ntutumu Evuna Andeme, were also present at the event, in which Obama Asue mentioned the innumerable contributions made by our country in the pursuit of peace and stability, both on the continent and in the world. Among the examples mentioned were the support in facing the crisis in Central African Republic; direct financial support for the World Health Organisation (WHO) to finance crucial actions in countries affected by Ebola; together with sporting and cultural events which are also significant factors, said the Prime Minister, in strengthening relations between peoples.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea