President of the Senate holds audience with Bundesrat delegation

The Senate, led by Teresa Efua Asangono, intends to form friendship groups with the Bundesrat, the German Upper Chamber, in order to create parliamentary ties between the two institutions, as revealed in the audience held on 20th May with the parliamentary delegation that has been on a visit to the republic of Equatorial Guinea since Sunday afternoon.

The German parliamentary delegation, led by the president of the parliamentary group of the Free Democratic Party, Christoph Hoffmann, arrived in our country to hold courtesy meetings with Equatoguinean authorities, and specifically within the framework of this mission, they met Efua Asangono, accompanied by her First and Second Vice-Presidents, A´┐Żngel Serafin Seriche Dougan Malabo and Agustin Nze Nfumu, together with members of the Table and chief and deputy spokespersons from parliamentary groups in the Senate.

In the conversations, the two delegations saw the need to form friendship groups between the Senate and the German Federal Council, the Bundesrat.

Taking into account that the German Government is a powerful economic partner, as it is the engine of the economy on a European Union level, and with the desire to implement the recommendations emerging from the Third National Economic Conference, recently organised by the Executive, Efua Asangono and her colleagues proposed to the German delegation to create a framework of cooperation in sectors relating to agriculture, rural and social development, and tourism, along with governance and democracy, and the financing of projects aimed at the diversification of the economy in our country.

The President of the Senate, recognising the corruption as a phenomenon that affects all countries, pacified the investors, as the parliament had promoted legislative initiatives to reduce this socio-economic scourge.

Efua Asangono concluded by indicating to the honoured guests that Equatorial Guinea was not an immigration risk for Europe, taking into account that it barely has a million inhabitants, and asked the German Government for the granting of visas to those citizens wishing to visit the country.

In addition to an exchange of gifts and institutional crests, the courtesy meeting, which was also attended by the accredited ambassadors from Equatorial Guinea and Germany in Berlin and Malabo, Pantaleon Mayiboro and Elmar Jacobs, concluded with a signing of the visitors’ book of the legislative body.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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