Government The Ambassadors of Germany, South Africa and Nigeria presented their credentials to the Delegate Minister of Foreign Affairs Before presenting their credentials to the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the new Ambassadors of Germany, Nigeria and South Africa accredited in our country met with the Delegate Minister of Foreign Affairs, Eustaquio Nseng Esono.

19/08/2011

On Thursday, August 17, the Delegate Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, Eustaquio Nseng Esono, accompanied by the Secretary-General of Foreign Affairs, Simeon Oyono, met with the new Ambassadors of Germany, Nigeria and South Africa accredited in Equatorial Guinea. The purpose of these meetings was to present the credentials that designate them by the diplomatic missions in our country.

The German Ambassador in Equatorial Guinea, Michael Klepsch, was the first to present his credentials to the Equatorial Guinean diplomat. Speaking during the meeting, Nseng Esono welcomed the new Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, said that Germany is one of the engines of global development, and emphasized the priority of our relations with the Germanic country.

Meanwhile, Michael Klepsch revealed the fact that Germany has opened Ambassy in Malabo because of the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation between both countries. He then stated that together we can achieve our development goals. This is the first time that Germany has a resident Ambassador in our country, since the diplomat from Germany in Cameroon was concurrent in Equatorial Guinea.

The second Ambassador to be received by the Delegate Minister of Equatorial Guinea was the South African Pakamisa Augustine Sifuba. The new South African Ambassador thanked Nseng Esono for his welcome and said that the two countries maintain good relations driven by their Heads of State. He also confirmed their readiness to strengthen these relations, and expressed his support for the position maintained by Equatorial Guinea in the relevant issues.

The Ambassador from Nigeria, Gregory U. Okon, was the last to present his credentials to the Delegate Minister of Foreign Affairs. The Nigerian diplomat said that Equatorial Guinea is one of the most significant countries for Nigeria, adding his nation's intention to strengthen bilateral relations with our country. On behalf of the Nigerian Head of State, he congratulated our country for the organization of the last African Union Summit, and said he will work for the better development of bilateral relations.

It should be noted that Equatorial Guinea has signed several cooperation agreements with Nigeria, including: the framework agreement of cooperation, the treaty of limitation of the maritime border and the treaty of friendship and good neighborliness as well as those relating to telecommunications, protection of property and investment, culture, shipping and technical assistance. Furthermore, with South Africa there are also signed agreements of cooperation, mutual protection of investments and mutual consultation.

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene.

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office (D. G. Base Internet).