Press conference to report on the first Council of Ministers meeting of the new government team

The Minister for Information, Press and Radio, and Government Spokesperson, Eugenio Nze Obiang, held a press conference to report on the first Council of Ministers meeting since the appointment of the new government team, held on Friday 13th April, under the presidency of the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The agenda contained eleven points and any other business, and began with a reading of the minutes from the previous session, which were approved without amendment. After that, Obama Asue expressed his most heartfelt congratulations to the presidential couple on the State visit by the President of India, H. E. Ram Nath Kovind, and for the significant agreements signed during his stay in our country.

Continuing with the meeting, the minister Alfonso Nsue Mokuy presented the decree through which the National Economic Conference would be convened, with a view to reprogramming the Equatorial Guinea-Horizonte 2020 national plan for social and economic development, aligning it with the goal of sustainable development and the Africa 2063 agenda, which was passed, with a date set for the first quarter of 2019.

For his part, Valentin Ela Maye presented the decree to create the National Coordination Committee for the Fight against Money Laundering, the financing of terrorism, and the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.

The Secretary of State, Milagrosa Obono Angue, insisted on incentivising and attracting foreign investment, with the aim of making more flexible laws on public investment to prevent investors from establishing their residences in neighbouring countries, despite the atmosphere of peace which prevails in our country.

In the area of Health, the decree to establish regulations for the approval and registration of medicines in Equatorial Guinea was presented.

Finally, the minister Simeon Oyono Esono presented the cooperation agreements signed between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Governments of Ghana, India, Bolivia and the International Solar Alliance Organisation (ISA).

In addition to other agreements and decrees presented, the council meeting concluded with any other business. The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, closed the meeting with his advice to be applied for the successful functioning of the Government, insisting that each department had to present an action plan, and also on the need to fight corruption and prevent dishonest operations, while maintaining the situation of peace enjoyed in the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

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

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