The Head of State receives the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union and the U.S. Ambassador

The President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, received on Tuesday, February 24, at the People’s Palace of Malabo, the Secretary General of the Inter-Parliamentary Union (IPU), Martin Chungong, and the Ambassador of the United States Mark L. Asquino.

The first audience was attended by the President of the Chamber of Deputies, Gaudencio Mohaba Mesu, and the Vice President of the Senate, Ricardo Maximo Torao Oyo, and allowed the Head of State, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the Secretary General of the IPU, Martin Chungong, to discuss issues such as terrorism and the parliamentary role in the implementation of the Millennium Development Goals.

-“I have come to Equatorial Guinea, a country that I have not visited in six years, to reactivate the cooperation between the IPU and this nation, and I have had the opportunity to meet with H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, whom I congratulated for the country’s transformation and I very much appreciate the cooperation of Equatorial Guinea with the IPU,” the IPU Secretary General said to reporters.

Minutes later, the President of the Republic received the Ambassador of the United States of America, Mark L. Asquino. At the meeting, the American diplomat extended his congratulations to the Head of State and Government, for the success of the games of the 30th edition of the African Cup of Nations Equatorial Guinea CAN 2015, which took place in the major cities of the country; and for the appropriate measures taken by the Government for the control and prevention of the hemorrhagic Ebola virus during these football competitions.

In the interview they also discussed other political issues, about health and about American investment in non-oil sectors. During the audience, it was revealed that there is a team of American doctors working with the UN, the World Health Organization and UNICEF, on the upcoming vaccination campaign against polio.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, attended the meeting which took place at the People’s Palace of Malabo.

Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema
Photos: Manuel Mangue
(Presidential Press Team)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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