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At the invitation of H.E. President Jacob Zuma, the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea took a State journey of two days to the Republic of South Africa. We summarize what were the main activities of the Head of State’s visit.
The visit of the current Chairman of the African Union and Head of State of Equatorial Guinea to South Africa was to strengthen the excellent relations of cooperation that unite the two peoples and governments, and in the same way, it was due to the need to seek other future projects that will benefit both nations.
On the morning of Friday, October 21, after his arrival in the capital of South Africa, President Obiang Nguema Mbasogo was received by his counterpart Jacob Zuma at the Presidential Palace in Pretoria.
During the meeting, the two heads of state spoke about the need to deepen their cooperation in different sectors, such as commerce and industry, civil aviation, mining and energy, agriculture, communications, defense and security, infrastructure, etc.
After this meeting, and in a press conference with different media, they also discussed recent developments in Libya. In relation to this issue, the President of Equatorial Guinea, in his capacity as Chairman of the African Union, stressed once more that this institution has never advocated violence, but rather to find a peaceful solution to their problems. He also said that all that happened in this country once again shows that they have never stopped hearing the voice of the African Union.
However, the President of Equatorial Guinea also said that “Libya needs now more than ever the support of the African Union, to avoid sowing more hatred and to promote reconciliation and peace.”
During his stay in South Africa, H.E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo also visited Freedom Park in Pretoria, where he has placed a wreath at the Monument of Liberty.