The Equatoguinean presidential couple, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang, continued on Saturday 26th October with their schedule overseas. The Republic of Turkey was the third country to receive the Equatoguinean delegation after participating in the XVIII Conference of Heads of State and Governments from the Non-Aligned Countries Movement, held in Baku, in the Republic of Azerbaijan.
H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Constancia Mangue de Obiang arrived in Istanbul at the invitation of President H. E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, and they were greeted by members of the Ankara Government and personnel from the accredited Equatorial Guinea diplomatic mission before this nation, Moises Mba Nchama. Following a short rest, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was received in audience by his Turkish counterpart, H. E. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the Istanbul Palace.
Deepening relations between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea and reaffirming the desire of the two statesmen to strengthen their political trust, were the centre of attention during this courtesy visit, which was the third working visit made by the Equatoguinean President to this country.
The relations of friendship and cooperation between Turkey and Equatorial Guinea go back to 1980; the high-level reciprocal visits made by their leaders keep these bilateral ties alive.
Also on Saturday, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo met the President of the Republic of Guinea Conakry, H. E. Alpha Conde, and their dialogue focussed on the recent summits held in Russia and Azerbaijan which brought together leaders from the African continent.
The current political situation and the state of relations between Guinea Conakry and Equatorial Guinea also had a place during the appointment which took place in the city of Istanbul.
Early on Sunday 27th, the Equatoguinean presidential couple and their entourage, the Minister for Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono Esono; the Minister for External Security, Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma Esomoyo; the Minister for Commerce, Pastor Micha Ondo Bile, and the Vice-Minister from the Presidency of the Republic, Charged with the Translations Office, Armando Dougan, among others, returned to Equatorial Guinea after being seen off by members of the Ankara Government and by the Equatoguinean Ambassador, Moises Mba Nchama.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea