During the morning of Friday 16th February, the Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Bonifacio Mitogo Edjang, received in his office at the ministerial headquarters, seven new ambassadors who presented their credentials prior to presenting them to the President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
They were the ambassadors from the Republic of Congo, Pierre Ernest Abandzounou; Switzerland, Pietro Lazzeri; the Ambassador from the Kingdom of Belgium, Stephane Doppagne; Tunisia, Jalal Sonoussi, and the ambassadors from South Korea, Italy, and Malta, Park Chung-Nam, Marco Romiti and Julien-Vincent Brunie, respectively.
The Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs welcomed the ambassadors to Equatorial Guinea, where they raised various questions of interest with regards to cooperation. The Swiss Ambassador, Pietro Lazzeri, declared that it was the second time he had visited Equatorial Guinea after 18 years, and underlined the huge changes in the country since 2000.
The Tunisian Ambassador, Jalal Sonoussi, reported on his Government’s decision to grant free visas to Equatoguineans irrespective of their passport type who wish to visit Tunisia for a stay of ninety days.
The South Korean Ambassador, Park Chung-Nam, also praised the infrastructures in Equatorial Guinea, in addition to highlighting the positive progress achieved on the Korean peninsula with regards to the participation in the Winter Olympics by the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea. He also congratulated Equatorial Guinea as non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea