Presidential couple open Tica Military Naval School

From Sunday 28th July, the Republic of Equatorial Guinea is the 17th country with a Military Naval School. The opening ceremony for this institution took place in Tica, in the Municipality of Rio Campo, in the presence of the presidential couple.

In addition to the presence of the Vice-President of the Republic, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, a French delegation was also present, led by the Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs, Jean Baptiste Lemoyne, components of French military cooperation, and members of the Government, led by the Prime Minister of the Government, Francisco Pascual Obama Asue, and the PDGE General Secretary, Jeronimo Osa Osa Ecoro, the diplomatic corps and the general public.

The Mayor of the Municipality of Rio Campo was the first speaker at the event, followed by the technical report from the director of the construction company, a speech from the French Secretary of State, and a speech from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue.

For his part, the representative from the French delegation, in his speech, thanked Equatoguinean authorities for the good hospitality during his stay in our country. Continuing with his speech, Jean Baptiste praised the work of H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, because thanks to his political will and determination this work has come about. Finally, he indicated that his country would continue to back this bilateral project.

In addition to welcoming the presence of the French delegation, the leader of the Armed Forces and State Security Corps, H. E. Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, underlined the importance of the creation of the Tica Naval School.

Continuing with the course of the meeting, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo sanctioned various decrees awarding First Class Medals of Military Merit to Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, while the second and third medals, medals of Knight of the Order of National Independence and medals for Work, were awarded to all those who contributed to the consolidation of this cooperation and the construction of the Regional Military Naval School in Bata.

Furthermore, he welcomed the desire of the French Government to continue to support security and peace in the Gulf of Guinea. In another part of his discourse, the leader of the nations addressed the young people being trained, advising them to assimilate the teachings in order to work for and on behalf of their countries.

The Regional Military Naval School was built through finance from the Government of Equatorial Guinea to a total of 10 thousand million Franco CFA. It is made up of three modules: restoration, logistics and technical.

Since 2010 to the present, there have been 48 passing out ceremonies for officers and sub-officers in various specialities of the marine corps from almost the entire African continent, under Domingo Ngue Esewong, as first director.

Following a blessing from a priest and the cutting of a ribbon, the presidential couple visited all areas of the institution.

Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office

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