The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union (EU), Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, has met in Brussels with the Representative of the EU in Equatorial Guinea, Philippe Van Damme. A crucial appointment for both parties.
Throughout the meeting, the political agenda between Equatorial Guinea and the EU was thoroughly reviewed. The European bloc of 27 countries is interested in all countries ratifying the new Cotonou Agreement, while also wanting to involve all the countries of the sub-region in the EU’s regional initiatives. The Cotonou Agreement is based on cooperation for development, economic and commercial cooperation and the political dimension and its objective is to reduce and eradicate poverty, as well as to contribute to the gradual integration of the countries of the OACPS (Africa, Caribbean and Pacific States) in the world economy.
We are friends of our friends and we do not change this reality for any exogenous context.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá
For his part, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá positively valued the existing relations between his country and the European bloc, as well as the contribution of the EU in Equatorial Guinea, indicating that his country can only benefit from the knowledge of the European Union. The Ambassador pointed out that Equatorial Guinea is a sovereign country that decides by its own voice and without any conditioning. “We are friends of our friends and we do not change this reality for any exogenous context,” he clarified.