The visit by the President of the Republic of Ghana is his first State visit to our country since coming to power on 7th January. The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, well-known for its hospitality, has gone to great lengths, in terms of both security and ceremony, and protocol, to receive the entourage led by H. E. Nana Addo Dankwa Akufo-Addo.
Following presidential greetings by the plane, a girl presented a bouquet of flowers to the Ghanaian president.
Then it was the turn of the military, paying homage to the two leaders through the corresponding military honours.
Moments later, the newly-arrived leader shook the hands of members of the Government, presidential advisers, members of the Democratic Party of Equatorial Guinea, and the bulk of the diplomatic corps.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo displayed the same gesture to the components of the visiting delegation.
The hall of honour at the presidential terminal was where the two African statesmen exchanged their first impressions regarding this State visit, in which it is hoped to strengthen the diplomatic relations which unite Malabo and Accra.
The Ghanaian President was born on 29th March 1944 in the Gran Accra region, and is the son of the former President, Edward Akufo Addo, and current leader of the New Patriotic Party of Ghana. He came to power on 7th January, following victory in the presidential elections over John Mahama Dramani.
He is an economist and lawyer by profession, and has held various political posts in previous regimes.
Members of the PDGE National Office, choirs and dancers, and a strong Ghanaian colony living in Malabo also livened up the arrival of this leader.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea