On Thursday 8th March, the Third Deputy Ambassador, representing the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, highlighted the Afghan female collective through a speech on International Women’s Day, together with the commitment of the Malabo Government to empower and support women, both in our country and those where women continue to suffer inequalities in other parts of the world.
Supported by the collective of Equatoguinean women who carry out their functions under presidential decree in order to strengthen the work of the Security Council, and seconded by the Ambassadors, Anatolio Ndong Mba and Job Obiang Esono Mbengono, Amparo Mele Colifa began her speech by congratulating the Low Countries for the initiative to call for a debate by the United Nations Assistance Mission in Afghanistan (UNAMA), on such an important day as International Women’s Day.
A day on which I am moved in representation of the Government of my country in favour of women in Afghanistan, to send out a message to all Governments and world leaders, in particular the Afghan Government, in the following terms: if we can be sitting down here today, then they, the women of Afghanistan, also can”, indicated the Ambassador Amparo Mele Colifa.
For her part, Mele Kolifa declared that the celebration of 8th March provides an opportunity to transform the impulse into action, in order to empower women in all contexts, and above all to pay homage to the activists who work ceaselessly id defence of the rights of women.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, in supporting the review of the UNAMA mandate, firmly recognises and rightly appreciates the vital role played by the Assistance Mission and all UN agencies in support of the Afghan people in their attempts to promote peace and reconciliation, monitor and promote Human Rights, and help to improve the integration, inclusion and sustainability of electoral processes”, she said, in another part of her speech.
The Deputy Ambassador concluded by affirming that the Government of Equatorial Guinea views with satisfaction the continued efforts of the Government of Afghanistan to seek the necessary strategies to put an end to the violence and forge a sustainable peace.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea