On 14th February, diplomats from the Russian Federation and the People’s republic of China went to the People’s Palace in Malabo to hold two separate audiences with the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
Anatoly Bashkin, Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the Russian Federation, resident in Yaunde, led the delegation from his diplomatic mission which was received by the President of the Republic.
The two figures spoke about important matters, such as the high level of cooperation within the United nations Security Council, security in the subregion in general, and in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in particular, and the economic sector of the two countries.
It is the first audience between the Equatoguinean Head of State and the Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the Russian Federation this year.
The People’s Republic of China and the Russian Federation are two nations that have maintained excellent diplomatic relations and cooperation in various sectors with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for various decades.
Following that, the Head of State’s protocol services announced the presence of the Extraordinary Plenipotentiary Ambassador from the People’s Republic of China, to attend what was the last audience between the two figures, as the Asian politician came to bid farewell to the Head of State, as his diplomatic mission in Malabo is soon to come to an end. During the conversations the two spoke about various general aspects of Guinea-China cooperation, established on 15th October 1970.
Through Presidential Decree number 9/2019, of 14th February, read by the Chancellor of National Orders, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo decorated Chen Guoyou with the Grand Cross of the Order of National Independence, as “it is the custom to decorate diplomats who have satisfactorily carried out their work in helping the country “, in the words of the leader of the nation, during the ceremony.
The Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono, accompanied the President during the two meetings.
Cheng Guoyou, for his part, declared that he was taking away a good impression of both the people and the Government of Equatorial Guinea, due to the constant support he had received, and for the development of the policies of cooperation implemented by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H. E. Xi Jinping. He also stated that he would defend and work in the defence of Equatorial Guinea in all aspects that were necessary.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office