Head of State Presidents Sarkozy and Obama send the Head of State their congratulations for the 42nd Anniversary of National Independence The Embassies of France and United States have sent the President of the Republic, Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, congratulatory messages from their counterparts, Nicolas Sarkozy and Barack Obama, for the celebration of the Equatorial Guinean national holiday. In the two messages the Equatorial Guinean population is congratulated for this significant commemoration and they highlighted the good relations with both countries.


The French Embassy, through the Ministry from Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, has sent a congratulatory message from the President of the French Republic, Nicolas Sarkozy, to the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, for the anniversary of National Independence.

Specifically, the text of this message says:

Mister President: On the occasion of the national holiday of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, I have the pleasure of sending you and all your compatriots my congratulations and sincere best wishes for your country’s future and that of the Equatorial Guinean population.

Our bilateral relation is founded on a balanced and trusted collaboration. The dynamics of your economy and the extent of the need for development attract many countries. The French companies adopt long-term investment strategies, consistent with the charter of environmental and social responsibilities that was adopted in the Nice summit.

I also wish to congratulate you for your involvement in the strategy of a regional policy for fighting against maritime insecurity and moreover, for the creation of Naval School of regional vocation that will allow training quickly the experts that you need. You may continue to count on our experience in this field.

The wealth of our commerce and the quality of the association between our countries will allow France to continue being with you in the challenges that your country faces.


Nicolas Sarkozy

Obama congratulates the Equatorial Guinean population

On its part, the United States Embassy, also through the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, has likewise presented a congratulatory message from President Barack Obama, whose text reads as follows:

I congratulate the Equatorial Guinean population on its national holiday of October 12 on which it celebrates 42 years of independence. Both our countries share a long and important bilateral relation.

My best wishes for the country and all the Equatorial Guineans to prosper in the upcoming year.


Barack Obama

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office

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