The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has been appointed agent before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague, in the international litigation that will pit Equatorial Guinea against Gabon.
Nvono-Ncá, with a forged experience in the diplomatic field and international relations, has already been an agent before this Court, the highest Court of the United Nations, in the important case that Equatorial Guinea has faced in the last six years against France.
This type of litigation usually involves long and complicated processes. Both I and the entire legal team of Equatorial Guinea are prepared to exercise the best defense of our country.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, agent before the International Court of Justice.
In this case, Equatorial Guinea faces the conflict over the delimitation of its land and maritime borders and over the sovereignty of the islands of Mbañé, Cocotero and Conga, which has been creating a disagreement between our country and the Gabonese Republic since 1972. It is For this reason, both countries have sought the best mechanism to peacefully resolve said conflict.
The President of the Republic, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has been playing a fundamental role in this case for years, always trying to orient the possible solution towards bilateral dialogue. Finally, in 2016, Equatorial Guinea and Gabon signed a commitment in Marrakech with the mediation of the former Secretary General of the United Nations, Bank Ki-moon, through which they promised to send the matter to the International Court of Justice.
It is expected that the case will officially begin before the ICJ in the next few days and that its resolution will require several years of court proceedings.