The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has asked for a prolongation of the UNESCO-Equatorial Guinea Prize in Research in the Life Sciences, during his speech at the fourth edition of the awards, which took place at the Palace of Conferences in Sipopo, on 30th March.
The Head of State, in the presence of international delegations invited to the ceremony, recalled that with this edition “it comes to an end in accordance with its own statures”, while he called for continuity, as it is now “intrinsically linked to numerous problems regarding the insecurity of human life”.
In addition, the President added that the possibility of prolonging the prize should not “create susceptibilities, as in the past” and so “we want to submit to the noble conscience of UNESCO in its application to promote human well-being and security, so that they decide on the life of this prize, in the understanding that the Government of Equatorial Guinea will provide its conviction to serve the security of human life”.
Furthermore, he passed on his congratulations and encouragement from the people of Equatorial Guinea and its Government to all the eminent men of science and institutions deserving of the prizes in the various fields and disciplines of their research.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea