The President of the African Union (AU) Commission, Moussa Faki Mahatma, received in audience the Equatorial Guinea Permanent Representative before the African Union and Ambassador to Ethiopia, Simeon Oyono Esono.
During the audience, Oyono Esono reported to the President on the recent events in the country. Along those lines, he said that the Equatoguinean authorities had thwarted the attempted State coup which involved foreign mercenaries.
The President of the Commission, after thanking the Permanent Representative for the information, declared the position of the AU on the rejection and condemnation of unconstitutional changes of Government and mercenaries, in accordance with the current instruments of the institution.
He also expressed his energetic condemnation of any attempt to take power by force in Equatorial Guinea, and reaffirmed his commitment to respect the rule of law and stability in the country.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea