Thursday, September 1, 2011

Equatorial Guinea Strengthens Bilateral Relations With Nigeria

As part of Equatorial Guinea’s efforts to strengthen ties with its West African neighbors , Equatorial Guinea hosted a delegation from Nigeria to discuss cooperation in a number of areas. The Secretary of State for Consular Affairs, Angel Mokara Moleila, headed the Equatoguinean delegation, and the Permanent Secretary of Foreign Affairs for Nigeria, Martin Omeoby Uhomoibhi, and his delegation discuss cooperation and progress in the country.

“This meeting reaffirms the political commitment of Equatorial Guinea president Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Nigeria president Goodluck Jonathan and their mutual goal to achieve peace, security, international cooperation and sustainable development,” said Secretary Moleila.

He continued to highlight the progress the country has made since they met two years ago. Equatorial Guinea has invested substantially in infrastructure, education, energy, health and agriculture, and the progress is obvious to everyone who visits the West African nation.

Martin Omeoby expressed his country’s appreciation for putting together a successful African Union Summit early this summer. “We are geographical neighbors and we must be allies. There are many ways to build our relationships working in the interest of our two countries,” said Martin Omeoby.