posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com February 17th, 2012
The Government of Equatorial Guinea issues its energetic response to the violence exerted by the French authorities against the properties of the State of Equatorial Guinea in Paris.
The Government of Equatorial Guinea has issued, on the date of 16 February 2012, a communique in which it expressed its energetic protest for the attacks of the French authorities against the properties of the State of Equatorial Guinea in Paris.
Below, we reproduce the full text of this protest, whose original document is attached with this notice.
ENERGETIC PROTEST OF THE GOVERNMENT OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA AGAINST THE VIOLENCE EXERTED BY THE FRENCH AUTHORITIES AGAINST THE PROPERTIES OF THE STATE OF EQUATORIAL GUINEA IN PARIS.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea expresses its complete indignation and protest against the illegitimate persecution by the French authorities on a residence owned by the Equatorial Guinean State in Paris, in flagrant violation of the international treaties that regulate the diplomatic relations and the bilateral agreements of reciprocal protection of investments signed between the Government of Equatorial Guinea and the Government of the Republic of France.
The residence assaulted by the French police authorities in Paris belongs to the State of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, evidence of which is available at the Embassy of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea in Paris, and is known by the Relevant Authorities of the French Government regarding the subject of Property Acquisition.
The Government of Equatorial Guinea hopes that the high and decision-making authorities of the French Republic take measures that are imposed pursuant to the International Rights and reserves the right to correspond in reciprocity, should the violation be culminated on the interests of the State of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
The Government of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea expresses, however, its faith in the spirit of the excellent relations of friendship and cooperation that historically have existed between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the French Republic, as well as the political, economic and sociocultural interests that sustain these relations, and maintains the hope that, through respect of International Law, the treaties signed between the two countries and these interests, the Government of the French Republic will give a satisfactory response to this intolerable situation.
Bata, 16 February 2012
FOR A BETTER GUINEA