The Head of State receives the new Resident Coordinator of the United Nations System

The President of the Republic granted this Thursday, March 12, at the People’s Palace of Malabo, two separate audiences for the new Resident Coordinator of the United Nations and UNDP Representative in Equatorial Guinea, Coumba Mar Gadio, and the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba accredited in Equatorial Guinea, Pedro Felix Doña Santana.

Coumba Mar Gadio came to Malabo to submit to the Head of State and Government, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, her credentials as Resident UN Coordinator and Representative of the UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) in the Republic of Guinea Equatorial, responsibilities entrusted to her by the Secretary General of the United Nations, Ban Ki-moon.

During the audience, the Resident UN Coordinator expressed her gratitude to H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo for the support that his Government has provided to the agencies of the United Nations System, and indicated that for her it is an opportunity to assume these new functions and focus her work on achieving the Horizon 2020 development plan.

-“We are working with the Government of Equatorial Guinea on the plan for economic and social development, and have launched the program to combat poverty and strengthen governance,” declared the UN official.

Continuing his work schedule corresponding to March 12, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also met in the People’s Palace of Malabo with the Ambassador of the Republic of Cuba accredited in Equatorial Guinea, Pedro Felix Doña Santana.

In this first meeting in 2015 between the Head of State and the Caribbean diplomat, the President congratulated his interlocutor for the restoration of diplomatic relations between Cuba and the United States. Meanwhile, Doña Santana also congratulated the people and Government of Equatorial Guinea on behalf of his country for the successful organizing of the African Cup of Nations CAN 2015 football competition held in an atmosphere of peace, tranquility and without transmission of the Ebola virus.

President Obiang and the Cuban ambassador also focused on bilateral issues, particularly in the fields of cooperation. The meeting was attended by Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, and the new counselor of the Embassy of Cuba.

Pedro Felix Doña Santana likewise transmitted to the Head of State and Government greetings of peace, friendship and brotherhood, sent by his counterpart, Raul Castro.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang
Photos: Santos Oba Obama
(Presidential Press Team)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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