President decorates Russian ambassador with Great Cross of the Order of Independence

On 5th October, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea recognised the diplomatic work of the Russian ambassador, Nikolay Ratsiborinskiy, in our country over the last seven years, leading the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to award him the Medal of the Great Cross of the Order of Independence.

Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, was the figure assigned to lead this act, which began with a reading of decree number 7/2017 of 5th October, awarding the medal to the Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the Russian Federation.

Following the reading of this official document, the representative of the Head of State, Agapito Mba Mokuy, presented the medal, along with his credential.

The Minister for Foreign Affairs recognised the contribution of the diplomat to relations between Russia and Equatorial Guinea. During his mission, various cooperation agreements have been signed, such as the concession of visas, and there have also been State visits by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, to Russia, which has strengthened relations of cooperation between the two countries.

The President of the Republic is pleased with the contribution from the ambassador towards strengthening cooperation between Russia and Equatorial Guinea, said Mba Mokuy.

The ambassador expressed his gratitude to H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the government team, for the support provided during his work as Russian representative on Equatoguinean soil.

I am representing H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, President of the Republic and Head of State, mister Ambassador, the President who leads the Foreign Policy of Equatorial Guinea is very happy with your services, and for that reason he has sent me to present this decoration as has been read in the Presidential Decree. You have truly contributed towards strengthening between the Russian Federation and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea”.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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