Following the new attack using chemical weapons which occurred last weekend in the Syrian town of Duma, the United Nations Security Council called an urgent meeting for Monday 9th April, in order to seek a robust response to the situation.
Under the presidency of Peru, the 15 members making up the council met under the title of “Threats to Peace and International Security”, to analyse the various possibilities that may result in positive dialogue in these situations.
The Republic of Equatorial Guinea, as a member State that has always expressed its categorical rejection of the use of chemical weapons, declared that in no case must the use of chemical weapons go unpunished. The serious news coming from Syria on the use of chemical products against civilians must be investigated exhaustively, objectively and independently by international courts, following the standards of the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons.
The Ambassador Anatolio Ndong Mba also declared that the fact that chemical substances continue to be used is a motive for deep concern for the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and was strongly condemned by the Head of State, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, at the last general debate during the 72nd period of sessions of the General Assembly.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea