The Prime Minister, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, who went to Kigali (Rwanda) to attend the African Union Extraordinary Summit, returned to Malabo on the night of 21st March. At the summit, the Prime Minister was assisted by the Minister for Regional Integration, Baltasar Engonga Edjo.
Francisco Pascual Obama Asue travelled to Rwanda on 20th March, in representation of the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to attend the work of the summit which took place at the Grand Hotel Radison, in Kigali.
The forum was attended by various Heads of State, prime ministers and leaders from AU countries.
At around 21:00 in the evening on 21st, Obama Asue arrived in Malabo, where he was received at the International Airport by the three Vice Prime Ministers of the Government and the Minister General Secretary to the Presidency, in addition to the Governor of the Province of Bioko Norte.
There, the Prime Minster spoke to the press about the aim of his visit to Rwanda, where AU leaders signed historic agreements on the creation of a free trade area in Africa.
The Prime Minister also referred to his attendance, on 21st, of the Community of Central African States (CEAC) Extraordinary Summit, where they covered three matters regarding the CEAC Security Council; the review of its structure, and the quotas for member states of the organisation.
Following this first extraordinary meeting of CEAC; the African Union summit began, with various speeches from statesmen, heads of Governments, and delegations.
After words from the President of Rwanda and acting President of the African Union, H. E: Paul Kagame, they heard speeches from the presidents of Gabon, Chad, Zimbabwe and Mauritania, among others.
After that, Obama Asue had the floor in representation of the President of the Republic, in order to make clear the Equatoguinean position regarding the free circulation of persons in the zone.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea