The permanent and non-permanent members of the United Nations Security Council met at the behest of the President of the United States, Donald Trump, to debate nuclear threats and security, with the aim of nuclear non-proliferation.
The denuclearisation of North Korea and Iran, the wars in Syria and Yemen, and the role of Russia, occupied the attention of those present, on a day which coincided with International Day for the Complete Eradication of Nuclear Weapons.
The President of the Republic, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, in his speech, said, as a Non-Permanent Member of the United Nations Security Council, that the Republic of Equatorial Guinea did not have or was considering having weapons of mass destruction.
He also called on the spirit of Nelson Mandela to raise awareness throughout the world regarding conflict resolution via a peaceful route, and proposed the option of using the money invested in the manufacture and upgrading of these arms in other areas for the benefit of society.
France, the United Kingdom and the US once again declared their commitment to working together in order to eliminate the nuclear weapons that are in the hands of authoritarian regimes.
Other nations from Latin America blamed the United States for proliferating the existence of these dangerous weapons throughout the world.
Source: Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office