On 6th March, the Minister for Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Simeon Oyono Esono Angue, held his first meeting with the Spanish Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, Guillermo Antonio Lopez Mac-Lellan. The diplomat expressed to the minister the willingness of the Spanish Government to work towards strengthening bilateral relations.
The ambassador indicated that his visit to the ministerial headquarters was in line with the desire to greet the new minister and pass on the desire of his country to work towards strengthening bilateral relations.
We spoke about various matters. This year will be the 50th anniversary of Equatorial Guinea independence; 50 years of independence is a significant period, and Equatorial Guinea has changed a lot in those fifty years. Spain has also changed, and the world has changed; we are globalised. I believe that there is currently a series of international challenges, such as economic integration, the fight against terrorism, the search for peace, which are common aims, for both Equatorial Guinea and for Spain. I hope we can celebrate together this 50th anniversary, which also coincides with the 50th anniversary of Equatorial Guinea joining the United Nations. Equatorial Guinea is now a non-permanent member of the United Nations Security Council; I believe that the country has understood how to take advantage of all these opportunities”, declared the ambassador.
During the audience, the diplomat also informed Oyono Esono about a series of activities that the embassy has organised, such as the Vis a Vis Equatorial Guinea 2018 contest.
We spoke about current international issues regarding the United Nations Security Council, and the work of the Spanish language in the African Union”, concluded the Ambassador.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea