Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy, International Cooperation and African Integration Meeting

During Thursday, 20th September, members of the Permanent Commission on Foreign Policy, International Cooperation and African Integration, chaired by the First Vice-President of the institution, A�ngel Serafin Seriche Dougan, met in the Sipopo Conference Center to debate several aspects with the aim of studying and analysing a second reading of several agreements, conventions and protocols submitted by the government to the national parliament.

The meeting concerned the agreements on the Mixed Commission of Cooperation between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and India, in addition to the cooperation framework with the Plurinational State of Bolivia.

From 17th to 25th September, the legislators will be able to authorise ratification of the agreement concerning the exemption of visas, or not, for the owners of diplomatic passports, officials and services with India, the elimination of diplomatic passport visas and officials between our country, the Republic of Ghana and the Plurinational State of Bolivia in so far as the exoneration of visas for citizens of the Republic of Tunisia in favour of entering Equatorial Guinea.

During this second ordinary period of parliamentary sessions, the senators also analysed the MINAMATA convention on NAGOYA mercury and protocol concerning access to genetic resources and fair participation in the profits derived from its use at the biological diversity convention.

While closing the session, the president of the commission clarified the concepts relative to reciprocity and retorsion in the field of diplomacy, and such sessions will prolong until this Friday.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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