On the afternoon of 25th May, during the commemoration of Africa Day in New York, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation explained some of the aims of Equatorial Guinea, if it takes a chair as a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Among these aims, according to Salomon Nfa Ndong, is the maintenance of peace, the prevention and peaceful solution to conflicts, and the fight against terrorism, piracy, organised cross-border crime, and the trafficking of drugs and people.
Africa Day, celebrated every 25th May, brought together, in New York, various figures from our continent who carry out their functions at the United Nations headquarters, among them the representative of the UN General Secretary, who expressed the wish of Antonio Guterres that Africa continues with the huge labour carried out in order to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.
In the presence of the Equatorial Guinea Ambassador Permanent Representative before the UN, Anatolio Ndong Mba, and his deputy, Victoriana Mbasogo Mangue, Nfa Dong pointed out that the slogan of the Equatorial Guinea candidacy -“Sustainable peace for sustainable development”- is directly proportional to the ambitions with which the Government has been working with its population is particular, and thus, thanks to this basis, Equatorial Guinea is arriving in a foreign setting with humanitarian actions in favour of peace, such as support for the cause of the fight against Ebola which affected brother countries such as Liberia, Guinea Conakry, and Sierra Leone; together with the organisation of high-level events in order to promote peace at a sub-regional and global level.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea