Within the framework of friendly relations and cooperation between Equatorial Guinea and the European Union, the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the EU, Carmelo Nvono Nca, has met with the Director of the Central Africa Division of the European External Action Service, Aude Maio Coliche, to address the issue of the aviation blacklist.
This was the first meeting between both personalities and served as a framework for strengthening relations between Brussels and Malabo on key issues and topics. The desire for the President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, to participate in the next Summit of Heads of State of the African Union and the European Union, scheduled for mid-February, was widely discussed.
Both diplomats agreed on the need to work together on the issue that keeps Equatorial Guinea on the EU aviation blacklist. Although it is a purely technical issue that depends on the aviation department, at this meeting the Director reported that the European Union’s Foreign Action Service will advise and accompany Equatorial Guinea in the process.
Regarding the electoral calendar of the country for the next two years, Nvono-Ncá pointed out throughout the meeting that the diplomatic corps and accredited international organizations, such as the case of the EU, will be invited as legitimate observers to the next elections. “We are open to considering the interests of other observers who want to participate. We have nothing to hide because our democracy is more than proven. We can question the elections organized in some European or American countries, but we do not do so out of respect for the sovereignty and integrity of the States”, assured the Ambassador.
We have nothing to hide because our democracy is more than proven.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá
Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, thanked and acknowledged that relations between Equatorial Guinea and the European Union are marked by the greatest mutual respect. “I hope that this respect will be maintained during and after the next legislative and presidential elections,” he added. For this reason, the Equatorial Guinean diplomat reiterated that Equatorial Guinea does not admit foreign interference in its internal affairs, affirming that Africans see how some countries violate the sovereignty of others, interfere in internal affairs and cause unnecessary crises.