On 17th October, the working day for the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was marked by the presentation of credentials by the extraordinary plenipotentiary ambassadors from the French Republic, Olivier Brochenin, and Abdulrahman Salam Aldahas, from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with residency in Libreville. The ceremony began with the national anthems from the two countries.
The ceremony was led by the Ambassador Adviser Head of State Protocol, Teodoro Biyogo Nsue Okomo, together with general directors for Protocol, Salvador y Tolomeo Miko, from the department for Ceremonies.
Before H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, Olivier Brochenin and Abdulrahman Salam Aldahas presented their respective credentials as ambassadors before the Malabo administration.
They also had a first meeting with the head of State, in which they reviewed the state of diplomatic relations uniting Equatorial Guinea with France and the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, in the presence of the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono.
Olivier Brochenin is licensed in Law from the University of Paris, and also a graduate of the Paris Institute of Political Studies. He began his political career at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in 1990. He has worked in the French central administration as deputy director for Cooperation, Security and Defence; deputy director for Development Issues, cabinet adviser at the delegate ministries for cooperation and development, and head of sector for the General Secretary for European Affairs.
He has also been an exchange diplomat, permanent negotiating adviser for France before the European Union, and Deputy Head of the French Embassy in South Africa. I the military, he is an specialist reserve staff officer with the rank of captain.
From 17th October, he will hold the position of accredited Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the French Republic before the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Abdulrahman Salam Aldahas, for his part, holds the position of Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with residency in Libreville, having begun his work at the Ministry for Foreign Affairs in his country in 1999. He was also an official at the Saudi Arabian Consulate in Istanbul.
With regards to his education, he has a Masters in Political Science.
To the sound of the national anthem, the credential presentation ceremony came to a close.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea