Government Delivery of office from Pastor Micha Ondo Bilé to Agapito Mba Mokuy After nine years at the head of the Department of Foreign Affairs, Pastor Micha Ondo Bilé is replaced by Agapito Mba Mokuy, recently named Minister by the President of the Republic.

29/05/2012

On Monday, May 28, the First Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of the Political Affairs

and Democracy and Minister of Internal Affairs and Local Corporations, Clemente Engonga Nguema Onguene, presided, in a meeting room of the Sipopo Conference Center, over the delivery ceremony between the outgoing Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation and Francophone Affairs, Pastor Micha Ondo Bilé, and the incoming Minister, Agapito Mba Mokuy.

This event was also attended by the outgoing and current Delegate Ministers, Eustaquio Nseng Esono and Pedro Ela Nguema Buna, respectively; Victoriana Nchama Nsue Okomo, new Vice Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation, responsibility which was previously held by the Secretary of State for International Cooperation, as well as the ministry staff.

The ceremony began with the signing of the certificate, which was followed by the intervention of the outgoing Minister, who wished success to the new team. Ondo Bilé also thanked the Head of State for the recognition and confidence placed in him during the nine years he has headed the ministry.

Also, the former Minister described some of the achievements obtained, such as increased diplomatic missions of Equatorial Guinea abroad, which have gone from fourteen to thirty-nine; the celebration of major events in the country and other events that will take place; projecting a positive image of Equatorial Guinea, both nationally and internationally, and the construction of the regional headquarters of the Ministry in Bata and the headquarters in Malabo, currently under implementation, among others.

For his part, the current Minister Agapito Mba Mokuy, in a brief speech, thanked the President of the Republic for the confidence entrusted to him, and recognized the responsibility of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as it represents the foreign policy of Equatorial Guinea, both for the country's assets, and for the Equatorial Guinean citizens who reside outside.

Also, Mba Mokuy said that the current transitional Government has a small lead of time of eight months, and that, following the instructions of the Head of State, the priority is the fight against corruption, in order to achieve the objectives outlined in the Horizon 2020.

At the same time, he acknowledged the work of the outgoing team, and also stressed the importance of the fight against corruption, "one of the jobs of the current Government is to detect errors in the administration, because the administration must serve the people, not have the people serve the administration".

Text and photos: Clemente Ela Ondo Onguene (D. G. Base Internet).

Equatorial Guinea’s Press and Information Office.

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