The Minister of Information with the Representative of UNICEF

The UNICEF Representative in Equatorial Guinea, Dr. Bandao Co, met with the head of the Department of Information, Press and Radio, Eugenio Nze Obiang, in order to reorganize the activities and agreements that both institutions have scheduled. The meeting took place on Friday, June 12, at the headquarters of the Ministry in Malabo II.

The head of the department of Information, Press and Radio, Eugenio Nze Obiang, accompanied by the national director of IEC/Abogacía (I = information, E = education, C = Communication Advocacy), Fortunato Eko Nsogo, met with the Representative of the United Nations Children’s Fund (UNICEF) in Equatorial Guinea, Dr. Bandao Co.

This meeting, which took place last Friday, June 12, at the official office of the Minister in Malabo II, had the aim, on the part of the UNICEF Representative, to reorganize the activities and analyze once again the existing agreements between the Ministry and the agency of the United Nations.

Among the points raised, the most prominent referred to the UNICEF-IEC/Abogacía cooperation, an agreement that focuses on issues such as the awareness of people about the rights of children and infectious diseases, among others.

He also spoke of the talks offered by IEC/Abogacía; a task which, according to the UNICEF expert would be a springboard for the new round of polio vaccination throughout the country.

The Minister of Information, Press and Radio, meanwhile, particularly appreciated the cooperation between the two institutions and offered the support of the Ministry for activities that are necessary. Similarly, Nze Obiang noted positively the relations between the UN System and the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

-“We will continue to support the work that the UNICEF carries out in our country and in Africa, and we appreciate the effort and work they perform every day in their duties. Therefore, I believe that the relations between the Guinean government and the United Nations system must be strengthened more and more,” said the Minister, adding: “As we all know, the Head of State of Equatorial Guinea is one of the Presidents that appeals in Africa for peace and unification of Africa for its emergence, that is why we are working under his wise guidance.”

At the end of the speeches, Bandao Co asked Nze Obiang for an office on the mainland, specifically in the city of Bata, to carry out the activities of UNICEF, as the percentage of child population in that area is much greater.

Text and photos: Mansueto Loeri Bomohagasi (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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