Obiang Esono Mbengono invites restatement of principles of UN creation

The Republic of Equatorial Guinea considers that humanity can achieve greater success, through sincere unanimity, based on the global preservation of the aims for which the UN was created. Thus declared the First Deputy Ambassador Permanent Representative, Charged with the Security Council, Job Obiang Esono Mbengono on Wednesday, during the great ministerial debate which took place in the chamber of the Security Council.

In the presence of the United Nations General Secretary, Antonio Guterres, and the special guest, Ban Ki-moon, and various ministers and ambassadors from member States took part on 21st February in meeting 818 on the propositions and principles of the United Nations Charter, on the maintenance of the International Peace and Security Council.

The meeting served for various speakers to contribute elements that will help to perfect the road map for the United Nations organisation.

Job Obiang Esono Mbengono recalled that the UN came about following the first and second world wars, with the commitment of all those gathered in San Francisco to never again allow disasters of that nature, and to seek peace. From that the United Nations Charter came about, which has to ensure that any threat which places global stability in danger must immediately be addressed through a collective voice.

Having brought up the principles of the charter, outlined in Article 1, and highlighted by President H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo in September 2017, during the final period of sessions of the General Assembly, and after having praised some of the achievements by the group of nations, Obiang Esono Mbengono raised the need to continue to defend the propositions of this legal instrument which remains valid, while always respecting national sovereignty, territorial integrity, non-interference in the internal affairs of other States, and the peaceful solution to conflicts.

The Equatoguinean diplomat also asked for the world not to fall into complacency, and that it was thus important that, as the international panorama changed, the organisation adapted to the changes, further opening itself to equal treatment within the United Nations, in order to better face the huge challenges.

Before concluding his speech, the Deputy Permanent Representative praised the actions of international cooperation in its work in neutralising the band of mercenaries that attempted to destabilise Equatorial Guinea on 24th December last year.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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