Friday, June 25, 2010

Equatorial Guinea President Obiang Visits Cape Verde

President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea (Republica de Guinea Ecuatorial) recently returned from an official visit to Cape Verde where he was personally invited by Head of State, Pedro Pires. This was the President's first visit to Cape Verde.

Among the topics discussed was the possible admittance of Equatorial Guinea to the Community of Portuguese Speaking Countries, something Pedro Pires and his government fully support. Tourism collaboration, civil aviation, airport security and job training were also addressed. Equatorial Guinea and Cape Verde have enjoyed a collaborative relationship since 1975.

President Obiang was accompanied by the Minister of Transportation, Technology, Post and Telecommunications, Vicente Ehati Tomi, the Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone, Eustaquio Nseng Esono and the Secretary of State for Culture and Tourism, Jose Mba Obama.

Equatorial Guinea is committed to improving its relationships with the international community and continues to make significant progress strengthening foreign relations.