Press conference by President of the Republic

The Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, offered a press conference on 16th May to various written press media organisations, both official and private.

Press officials went to the People’s Palace in Malabo to find out about matters regarding the government apparatus, the steps taken in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea since 12th October 1968, up to this moment in which the country is preparing to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of National Independence, on 12th October.

Corruption was the topic of the first questions at the press conference, as journalists had asked for detailed information from the Head of State regarding the current draft Anti-Corruption Law. On this issue, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo said that corruption is highly prejudicial to governments, because it prevents development and progress. Then, the President referred to the mechanisms adopted by the Executive for its vigilance and control.

The celebration of the anniversary of national sovereignty; the preparations for the upcoming National Economic Conference, called to reprogramme the Republic of Equatorial Guinea development plan; the frustrated mercenary invasion of 24th December; an agreement regarding the island of MbaAe, for which the Gabonese Republic and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea have just signed a peaceful solution that satisfies the two nations, also figured among the matters covered at the press conference, the seventh granted by the Equatoguinean President to the media this year.

At another point, the reporters also asked about the International Symposium on Human Rights, which has just taken place in our country. For the Head of State, this conference highlighted the importance of respecting human rights.

The interview concluded with a series of recommendations to young people on training to work hard, and value the changes that the nation has undergone. He also encouraged them to set aside attitudes that may endanger peace, development, stability and freedom in the country.

The appointment granted by H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo with journalists from media outlets such as A�bano, El Portal, El Lector, La gaceta, El Imparcial, the magazine Mbolo Guinea and Ekos Noticias, among others, took place in one of the annexes in the People’s Palace, in the presence of some Government members, advisers and director generals from the Head of State’s Office.

Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

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