H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, accompanied by H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso, both as special envoys of the ECCAS, traveled on Monday, February 23, to Abuja (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana) to hold meetings with the presidents of the two countries, in relation to the actions to be taken against the terrorist group Boko Haram.
The purpose of the visit of the two presidents, special envoys of the Economic Community of Central African States (ECCAS) was to hold awareness meetings with the Heads of State of Nigeria and Ghana, H.E. Goodluck Jonathan and H.E. John Dramani Mahama, respectively, to schedule a meeting between the community and the western sister institution, ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States), in order to take quick action to solve the problem of the terrorist group Boko Haram, which at present is already crossing borders.
The first meeting was held in the installations of the Kotoka International Airport in the city of Abuja, where H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and H.E. Denis Sassou Nguesso held a meeting with President H.E. Goodluck Jonathan. The second was held at the Presidential Palace of Peduase, with H.E. President Dramani Mahama.
In these meetings, the special envoys of ECCAS stressed the need for all African nations to act with solidarity to find a quick solution to the terrorism group Boko Haram; a conflict that -they said- should not be minimized, because it can affect other countries on the continent.
-“We came by express mandate of the ECCAS, to raise awareness among the leaders of Nigeria and Ghana so that together we can take swift action to fight the Boko Haram group and, if possible, eradicate it in our continent,” the Presidents of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the Republic of Congo told the press, who were received with military honors in both Nigeria and Ghana, by local authorities and the Ghanaian Vice President, Kwesi Amissah-Arthur.
Text: Maria Jesus Nsang Nguema
Photos: Manuel Mangue
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office