The Republic of Sudan, officially recognised as an independent nation on 9th July 2011, was dressed up at the start of the week to receive the President of the Republic, Head of State and the Government of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
The city of Jartum, capital of this East African country, was the place where H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo arrived on official visit on 19th November, at the invitation of his brother and friend, H. E. Omar Asan Jamd Al-Bashir.
The welcoming ceremony with military honours was overseen by H. E. Omar Asan Al Bashir, where the anthems of both countries were heard, and there was an inspection of a detachment from the Sudanese army.
Leaving the hall of honour from Jartum international airport, Presidents H. E. Omar Asan Al Bashir and S. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo shook hands with authorities present, together with members of the Malabo Government accompanying the Equatoguinean Head of State on this official visit; among others, the Minister of State Charged with Missions, Alejandro Evuna Owono; the Minister for the Presidency, Charged with Foreign Security, Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma; the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono; for Transport, the Postal Service and telecommunications, Eucario Bakale Angue; the Secretary of State to the Presidency of the Republic, Charged with Ceremonies, Juan Noel Nsue, and the Adviser to the Presidency of the Government, Charged with Social Affairs, Lucas Nguema Esono Mbang.
The reception ceremony concluded with the first dialogue between the two leaders in the presidential pavilion.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office