Government Several ambassadors present their credentials to the President of the Republic Six new ambassadors of countries accredited to Equatorial Guinea presented their credentials last Tuesday, September 13, before the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

16/09/2011

The Ambassadors of Germany, Brazil, Nigeria, South Africa, France and the United Kingdom presented their credentials on Tuesday, September 13 in the People's Palace of Malabo, to the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo.

The Ambassador of South Africa, Pakamisa Augustine Sifuba, was the first to present his credentials to the Head of State. As stated in the official data, the South African diplomat was born in 1961, is married and has a degree in Economics from the Universidad Central de las Villas Santa Clara, as well as a postgraduate degree in Development Administration from the University of Birmingham (UK) and a Master's degree in Science in Human Resource Development.

In his professional career, Pakamisa Augustine Sifuba has been director of the Security Agency in his country and also advisor to the South African Embassy in Japan and the United States.

In turn, the Ambassador of Nigeria, Gregory U. Okon, studied sociology, marketing, advertising and political science. He was born in Nigeria in 1954, and has been his country's Ambassador in Paris, Brazil and Tel Aviv, and speaks French, English and Portuguese.

Michael Otto Klepsch, the German Ambassador to Equatorial Guinea, also presented his credentials accrediting his mission in our country. He is married and father of two children. He was born in 1955 in Munich and holds a degree in Political Science, Economics and Philosophy, and studied language, culture and Spanish history in Granada. He has also served as Permanent Representative of Germany to the United Nations Office in Geneva.

The Ambassador of Brazil, Eliana da Costa e Silva, also presented the Head of State with the letter of accreditation of her mission in Equatorial Guinea. She has been secretary of the Brazilian Embassy in Rome, Bolivia and Sao Tome and Principe.

François Barateau, the new French Ambassador in Equatorial Guinea, also presented his credentials to the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo. Barateau has a diploma in Economic Administration, and has been his country's Foreign Affairs advisor and counselor of the French Embassy in N'Djamena (Chad).

The last ambassador to present his credentials was that of the United Kingdom in our country. Bharat Suresh, resident in Yaoundé. He is married and father of two sons. He has college degrees in economic policy and philosophy, he was the British Ambassador in Budapest and held the responsibility of deputy head of the Embassy in Havana (Cuba).

During the presentation of credentials, the President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, was accompanied by the Equatorial Guinean Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, Pastor Micha Ondo Bilé.

Text: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene and Benjamin Mangue Micha (Presidential Press).

Photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene.

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