The reports were presented of delegations who have attended important meetings abroad, and in which different parliamentary committees have represented Equatorial Guinea,
The First Vice President Parliament’s Chamber of Deputies, Santiago Nsobeya Efuman, accompanied by the Second Vice President, Francisca Tatchoup Belope, and the second councilor of the same institution, Juan Roku Iñumbie, among others, on May 25 and 26 presided over the sessions in which reports of delegations who participated in important meetings abroad were presented.
The deputy Josefina Medja Nseng Mangue was the first speaker, and presented the report of the delegation that attended the 12th Meeting of Parliamentarians Against AIDS, held in Kinshasa (Democratic Republic of Congo, DRC) from September 29 to 30.
In the report submitted by our country in that forum, Equatorial Guinea noted the efforts made by the Government in the fight against this disease, even creating a ministerial department in charge only of the fight against HIV, and establishing a legal framework to give coverage to people with the virus.
She also recalled that in Equatorial Guinea, both diagnosis and treatment of the disease are free for anyone residing in Equatorial Guinea, regardless of nationality. She also spoke of the great achievements of our country in the fight against other diseases such as malaria and others.
On the second day of sessions, the report was presented of the delegation to the 132nd Assembly of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU-132), which took place in Vietnam, in April of this year, and ended with the signing of the Declaration of Hanoi. The meeting was held with the objective of working towards a global sustainable development, and discussed some issues, subsequently approved by the IPU, the need to maintain peace and global security; non-interference in the internal affairs of States and mutual respect among nations.
The national parliamentary delegation at this meeting was headed by the president of the chamber of the institution, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, along with the First Vice President of the Senate, Ricardo Maximo Torao, among others. The report was presented by Deputy Juan Ondo.
The report was also presented of the delegation that attended the 18th Ordinary Session of the Network of Women Parliamentarians of Central Africa, held in the Republic of Gabon, in Libreville, from May 2 to 6. This delegation was headed by the Second Vice President of the Chamber of Deputies, Francisca Tatchoup Belope. In this important meeting they discussed the challenge of women parliamentarians in issues such as early and/or unwanted marriage and pregnancy. The commission submitted a report in this meeting on its activity and on specific progress in our country in terms of gender equality read by the Honorable Maria Dolores Nchama.
In upcoming days, the Chamber of Deputies will continue to provide various reports from the delegations who have worked at meetings abroad, as well as other national reports.
Text and photos: Miguel Angel Andjimi Ndong (D. G. Base Internet)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office