posted by www.equatorialguineaonline.com – August 20th, 2013
The President of Equatorial Guinea and his wife, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, are already in Malabo after having attended the celebratory acts of the 53rd Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville.
H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the First Lady, Constancia Mangue de Obiang, along with the Head of State of Niger, Mahamadou Issoufou and that of the transition of the Central African Republic, Michael Amnodokro Djotodia, attended on the days 14 and 15 of this month, the acts that marked the celebration of the 53rd Anniversary of the Independence of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville.
The presidential couple made the official trip at the invitation of the President Denis Sassou Nguesso and of his wife, Antoinette Sassou Nguesso, in the framework of the excellent relations of friendship that joint their people and governments.
The celebration of the accession of the sovereignty of the Republic of Congo-Brazzaville was held this year in the district of Djambala, in the Plateaux region, at around 400 km from the city of Brazzaville and it was characterized by a grand military and civil parade, with a duration of nearly four hours.
The different uniformed corps of the Congo paraded before the presidential podium with banners that expressed the congratulations to the Head of State and Government and Supreme Chief of the Armed Forces, Denis Sassou, for the sustainable development of the country. Among other corps, that of the national police, the gendarmerie, armed forces, national security, army, marine, special air force, presidential security, etc. were in the parade. Also, representatives of the political parties and of different groups of the civil population.
At the end of the parade, the President Sassou Nguesso expressed congratulations to his people for the 53 years of independence and expressed his thanks for the presence of the special guests coming from different nations.
In their return to the country, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and the First Lady were bid farewell at the Djambala airport by the Congolese Minister of Land Affairs, Pierre Mabiala. Once in Malabo, they were also received by members of the Government and the provincial authorities.