On Thursday 17th May, the Vice-President of the Republic, Charged with Defence and State Security, representing the Head of State, attended the high-level debates of the Security Council in New York, held under the presidency of Poland, whose Head of State oversaw the sessions.
These debates were an opportunity for both permanent and non-permanent members to have a frank discussion on matters relating to international security.
The Vice-President of the Republic left the position of Equatorial Guinea clear with respect to international security, and proposed supporting the resolution of conflicts by peaceful means, as an essential principle of International Law, guaranteeing compliance in order to maintain peace in all member States of the United Nations and other international bodies.
With respect to the resolution of African conflicts, Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue asked the UN to provide more support to the African Union in order to keep the peace on the continent.
Respect for sovereignty and the policies of our country was one of the matters that the Vice-President raised before the council, using the opportunity to expose the interference of some States in the internal affairs of others.
The Vice- President ended his speech by congratulating the President of Poland for the magnificent work done by his country during its presidency of the Council.
Source: Official Web Page of the Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea