On 8th April, at the People’s Palace in Malabo, cooperation agreements were signed between Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of India, and a press conference was held by the leaders from the two nations.
Before signing the agreements, the two Heads of State, H. E: Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H. E. Ram Nath Kovind, held a bilateral meeting which was attended by their respective official delegations.
The Equatoguinean Head of State and his Indian counterpart agreed on the need to strengthen cooperation between their countries, in the sectors of telecommunications, agriculture, health, commerce, mines and hydrocarbons, and industry and energy.
As stated in the programme planned for the visit by the President of India, various agreements were signed in the press room at the People’s Palace, in the presence of senior officials from the country and various members of the New Delhi Government.
The agreements included a memorandum of understanding between the Ministry fro Health and Social Welfare and the National Council for Medicinal Plants from India, on cooperation in the fiend of medicinal plants. They also signed memorandums of understanding on traditional medicine systems; an action plan between the Ministry for Transport, the Postal Service and Telecommunications, and the Ministry for Information, Technology and Electronics from the Republic of India; and the signing of a joint communique between Equatorial Guinea and India, to mark to the State visit by H. E. Ram Nath Kovind to our country.
After signing the agreements and the joint communique, the leaders spoke to the media present at the event.
The first to speak was H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who thanked the President of India for having chosen Equatorial Guinea as the first stop on his official tour of the African continent. He also pointed out that that this was the first time that a leader from the Asian country had visited the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
Furthermore, he underlined that through the signing of the cooperation agreements, his country and India ware further strengthening the relations that, for years, have existed between the two nations.
H. E. Ram Nath Kovind praised the hospitality of the Equatoguinean people, and the warm reception that the delegation he was leading had received, and he expressed the desire of his Government to open an embassy in Malabo, in order to continue to promote the good relations held with our country.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea