Friday, September 14, 2012

Equatorial Guinea’s Minister Of Foreign Affairs Discusses Political And Economic Freedom in Equatorial Guinea

Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation participated on an open forum to demystify Equatorial Guinea at the Leon H. Sullivan Foundation Summit, held on August 20-23 in the capital city of Malabo.

Minister of Foreign Affairs said that people do not remember how many political parties there are in the country. All these parties are part of the current government. “There are members of opposition parties. If this is not democratic freedom, I wonder what kind of democratic freedom do people want?,” continued to say Minister Mba Mokuy.

Minister Mba Mokuy also talked about economic freedom in Equatorial Guinea. Guinea is a country where even if one is a member of the government, they can hold stock in a company. This allows many Guineans the economic capacity to invest in both Equatorial Guinea and abroad. “Some countries are bothered when they see Guineans investing abroad and wonder, ‘Where do they get the means to do that?’ Guineans have many means. It is all thanks to the efforts of someone who is criticized every day in the press. This results in a country that is moving forward – Equatorial Guinea. If this is not considered freedom in the economic sense, I wonder if they only have a special definition of it for Equatorial Guinea.”