The President of the Republic, H. E . Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, arrived at the Presidential Palace in Carthage at around 11 o’clock, to be received by H. E. Beji Caid Assebsi, the Tunisian President, as scheduled in the official programme for the State visit by the Presidential couple.
Following the usual military honours, the two Heads of State held a meeting to talk about the bilateral cooperation to be set up. Then, the two delegations, led by their respective leaders, held a working session.
The Equatoguinean party was made up of various ministers, entrepreneurs and businessmen who, with the Tunisian mission, identified the sectors to be developed.
Specifically, they analysed two memoranda of understanding on mutual diplomatic consultations; the protection of women and the family; cooperation on professional training and work; tourism; and the treatment and supply of water and health. Also taking part in these agreements were the ministers for Telecommunications and Technology, Agriculture, Forests and Social Affairs and Gender Equality.
This State visit has been an opportunity to define the common desire through eight agreements which have emerged to transform this desire to strengthen bilateral cooperation”, said the Tunisian leader in his speech, while praising the Republic of Equatorial Guinea for opening an embassy in his country.
The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for his part, described the meeting as “historic”, as it confirms the links of brotherhood between the two countries, thus indicating the importance of south-south cooperation.
He also proposed the need to monitor these agreements through the mixed commission which has been set up.
Before ending his speech, the Head of State issued an invitation to his Tunisian counterpart to visit the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea