Equatorial Guinea / UN Security Council : President Obiang Leads Debates on Peace and Security in Africa

President Obiang Nguema Mbasago chairing the UN Security Council meeting on peace and stability in Africa. Photo: Presidency of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea

NEWSROOM (ADV) – The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Obiang Nguema Mbasago, led on February 5, 2019 at the UN headquarters, the work related to the high-level debates on peace and security in Africa, reported on Tuesday the official website of the Presidency of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

During the meeting, several keynote speakers included UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, Chair of the African Union Commission, Moussa Faki Mahamat, who delivered his address from the headquarters of the African Union in Ethiopia, by video conference, the Minister of Foreign Affairs of Rwanda, the representatives of the United States, Russia, Indonesia, China, Poland, the Dominican Republic, United Kingdom, Kenya, Germany, Peru, Kuwait, Mexico, Gabon, Egypt, South Africa, Chad, Congo, Djibouti and Sudan, among other countries.

After taking office as Chairman-in-Office of the Peace and Security Council a few hours earlier, President Obiang said that this meeting is of paramount importance to Equatorial Guinea because it is dedicated to questions of peace and security in Central Africa, but concerns more generally the stability of the African continent.

As a reminder, since February 4, 2019, President Obiang Nguema has assumed the presidency of the United Nations Security Council for the entire month of February. He assured that during the exercise of his mandate, Equatorial Guinea will apply the principle of impartiality, in addition to reaching out to all countries for cooperation and peaceful coexistence of peoples.

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