Equatorial Guinea faces before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in its case with Gabon, a conflict over the delimitation of its land and maritime borders and over the sovereignty of the islands of Mbañé, Cocotero and Conga. The legal team of the Equatorial Guinea delegation is working hard in the preparation of the case.
Specifically, the Equatorial Guinea agent, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, who is also the country’s Ambassador to the European Union, is developing an intense work agenda in different countries. After an important and productive meeting in Paris, Nvono-Ncá moved to Madrid to meet with a part of the international team of lawyers to advance the work of the case.
As we have already reported on this website, Equatorial Guinea is facing 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 Republic. Gabonese since 1972. It is for this reason that both countries have sought the best mechanism to peacefully resolve this conflict.
The President of the Republic, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has been playing a fundamental role in this case with Gabon 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.