Equatorial Guinea Pledges continued support to Zimbabwe

By ZBC Reporter

THE Equatorial Guinea Government has pledged to continue working with the 2nd Republic and take the bilateral ties to new heights.

This emerged after a special envoy from Equatorial Guinea, Mr Cesar Augusto Mba Abogo delivered a special message to President Emmerson Mnangagwa from his counterpart President Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo at State House this Wednesday morning.

The special envoy who is also Minister of Foreign Affairs and Cooperation is leading a 10 member delegation comprising four other ministers and senior government officials.

The delegation, which was accompanied by their country’s ambassador to Zimbabwe, His Excellency Jose Ela Ebang, held closed-door bilateral talks with President Mnangagwa.

Emerging from the meeting, the envoy who spoke through an interpreter, reiterated his country’s continued support for Zimbabwe.

 “We enjoy cordial relations as  we belong to the same groupings such as the AU and UN where we support each other. We are here to find a way of diversifying our relations in a way that will be of interest and will benefit the peoples of our 2 countries,” he said.

Ties between Harare and Malabo were strengthened in 2004 when Zimbabwe foiled an attempted coup by mercenaries to topple President Nguema and replace him with exiled opposition leader and Spanish-based Severe Moto.

Equatorial Guinea assisted Zimbabwe with a fuel importation facility of 200 million dollars during the hyperinflation period.

After this Wednesday’s courtesy call, the Equatorial Guinea delegation proceeded to a meeting with Zimbabwean Cabinet Ministers as the two friendly countries begin consultations on areas of investment.