The Senate approves the agreements between Equatorial Guinea and Brazil

The six international agreements signed between the Government of the Federative Republic of Brazil and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea were approved on Tuesday. April 14, by the Senate plenary, whose works were coordinated by the First Vice President of the Senate, Ricardo Maximo Torao Oyo.

Prior to the approval of the agreements, the Senators proceeded to adopt the minutes and the final decision which reflected the development of the work on the second reading of the legal instrument, conducted by the Standing Committee on Foreign Policy. This document details the process and all the details that emerged during the careful study by the commission, in order to enrich and improve the original text, presented today to the Senate plenary.

Among the international agreements with Brazil, approved today in the Senate, was the Basic Agreement on Technical Cooperation; the one regarding the creation of a Joint Cooperation Committee; the Agreement for Educational Cooperation; that of Visa Exemption for national holders of diplomatic, official and service passports; the Agreement on the Exercise of Gainful Activity for dependents of diplomatic, consular, military, administrative and technical staff of diplomatic, consular and international organizations missions, administrative, as well as the Agreement in the Defense sector.

The Spokesmen for the three parliamentary groups have given their approval for these agreements, and commended the senators, members and non-members of the committee and the delegation of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, in agreement with the members of the Foreign Policy Committee, has worked in the drafting of the legal instrument to strengthen the excellent relations of friendship and bilateral cooperation between our country and the Republic of Brazil.

Likewise, the Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, Agapito Mba Mokuy, on behalf of the Government, thanked the cooperation and understanding provided by the Senate to the delegation he headed since the first day until now.

His words were repeated by Ricardo Maximo Torao Oyo, who congratulated the commissioners and the Government delegation for the quality of work that was adopted unanimously today.

Text: Pilar Cecilia Ayecaba Ndong (Senate Press Office)
Photos: Miguel Angel Andjimi (D. G. Base Internet)

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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