Malabo, capital of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, hosted this weekend the official visit of the Head of State of the Republic of Zimbabwe and current Chairman of the African Union, Robert Gabriel Mugabe, at the invitation of the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.
On May 30, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea went to the presidential terminal of the Malabo airport to meet his counterpart and friend from the Republic of Zimbabwe, in a moving ceremony which was attended by the First Vice President for Presidential Affairs, Ignacio Milam Tang, the presidents of constitutional bodies, the Governor of Bioko-Norte, the Mayor of Malabo; members of the Government team led by Vicente Ehate Tomi, presidential advisers, the diplomatic corps and several members of the PDGE, led by the Second Deputy Secretary General, Fortunato Ofa Mbo.
This visit by Robert Gabriel Mugabe to Equatorial Guinea, after attending in Abuja (Nigeria) the inauguration of the new Head of State, Muhammadu Buhari, is the first so far this year 2015, and the first after his election as Chairman of the African Union. It also falls within the intent of both Heads of State to strengthen relations of friendship, brotherhood and cooperation between the governments of Harare (Zimbabwe) and Malabo.
According to the schedule, the first courtesy meeting took place on Saturday afternoon, May 30, in the People’s Palace, between H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H.E. Gabriel Mugabe, which focused on reviewing bilateral issues as well as issues affecting the African continent.
The Ministers of Foreign Affairs of both countries were present at the audience. Then the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, held a reception in one of the halls of the People’s Palace for the official delegation of the Republic of Zimbabwe.
Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema
Photos: Miguel Angel Mba Onva
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office