Following the official events of the State funeral of the former president of the French Republic, Jacques Chirac, who died on 26th September, the attending delegations have returned to their respective countries. The entourage from the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, led by the presidential couple, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, also concluded the working schedule for the visit, and were seen off at Charles De Gaulle International Airport in Paris by senior members of the Equatoguinean diplomatic mission.
Among the authorities seeing off the presidential couple in Paris were Miguel Oyono Ndong Mifumu, Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador to this European nation; Agapito Mba Mokuy, Equatorial Guinea Representative before the UNESCO Executive Council, and Santiago Ngua Mfumu Eyang, Permanent Delegate before UNESCO.
Following various hours of flight, the Ceiba International aircraft landed at Malabo International Airport at around 15.00 on 3rd October.
The leader of the nation and the First Lady were met by ministers from the departments of National Defence and State Security, and other figures from the Head of State’s Office.
On arrival, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo spoke to the media of the excellent relations of friendship uniting our country with France, and the close ties between their leaders.
He also supported the generally held opinion in France which described Jacques Rene Chirac as the best president to have led the French Republic.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea