posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.cxom – March 9th, 2012
The President of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe, Manuel Pinto Da Costa, arrived in the city of Bata on Tuesday afternoon on a 48-hour state visit to the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.
The President of the Republic, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, accompanied by the government delegation headed by the Prime Minister Ignacio Milam Tang, as well as the rest of the State powers of Equatorial Guinea, received his counterpart from Sao Tome.
This is the first state visit that Manuel Pinto Da Costa makes to Equatorial Guinea after his inauguration last September as the new President of the Democratic Republic of Sao Tome and Principe for the next five years.
The visit will open a new phase in the relations between the two Central African countries.
Manuel Pinto Da Costa ruled Sao Tome and Principe in the first 15 years of its independence, when it became independent from Portugal in 1975. Since then, the country has had three presidents: Manuel Pinto Da Costa, Miguel Trovoada and Fradiques Bandeira Melo de Menezes, who, incidentally, accompanied and reinforced the delegation from Sao Tome that is in our country in this new president’s first visit to Equatorial Guinea.