Equatorial Guinean Embassy to Belgium, the Netherlands, Luxembourg and Denmark. Permanent Representation to the European Union, the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS), the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO).
The Equatorial Guinean Diplomatic Mission in Brussels covers a broad jurisdiction, making us one of the most important foreign missions of the Equatorial Guinean country in the world. Due to its geographical position in Europe, as well as being the host headquarters for the entire network of European institutions, Brussels has become a key city in the international context. For this reason, from the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea we are clear about the importance of this great mission and our firm commitment to work for the image of our nation.
The Diplomatic Mission of Equatorial Guinea to Belgium, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and Denmark aims to represent the interests of Equatorial Guinea in these countries, as well as to strengthen and deepen relations with some of the most important international institutions in the world, such as the Union European Union, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) in London, the Organization of African, Caribbean and Pacific States (OACPS) and the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW).
The functions of this Embassy are to deepen bilateral relations on political, economic, cultural and educational issues in the following countries:
For about a decade, Equatorial Guinea has maintained a fluid and highly fruitful political dialogue with the Belgian government authorities.
Both countries have enjoyed excellent bilateral relations throughout history, based on ties of friendship and trust, as well as the common values of freedom, democracy, respect for human rights, openness and tolerance.
Likewise, Equatorial Guinea and Belgium are two officially multilingual countries, both with French as one of their official languages.
Equatorial Guinea has been cooperating with the Kingdom of the Netherlands for years in different matters related to trade, economic relations, security and defense and education. Despite not yet having a diplomatic representation in The Hague, the proximity to Brussels, where the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea is located, allows the constant presence of our diplomats for all matters that concern our Diplomatic Mission.
In The Hague, the country’s political capital, is the International Court of Justice (ICJ), the main judicial body of the United Nations, where Equatorial Guinea plays an active role due to its commitment to international justice.
The constituency of the Embassy of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels also includes the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, with whom this Embassy also develops a political dialogue based on a coherent approach to diplomacy, defense, development, commercial and economic relations, culture and the consular field.
Equatorial Guinea has been officially represented before the Kingdom of Denmark since November 2014, through our Ambassador in Brussels. From that moment on, a solid political dialogue was formed, in which multilateralism, integration, peace and security have been the main points addressed.
After some years at a standstill, the political dialogue with the European authorities started again in 2007. Since then, Equatorial Guinea has been in frenzy in each of the EU institutions: the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Parliament.
Maritime security, civil aviation, human rights, transparency, cooperation, political cohesion… These are just some of the fields in which Equatorial Guinea is working hand in hand with the European Union.
Since the organization in 2012 of the VII Summit of Heads of State and Government of the OACPS in Malabo, Equatorial Guinea -the most successful Summit of the organization held to date- the role of Equatorial Guinea within this broad grouping of countries has seen greatly increased. Taking advantage of the strong influence, the Diplomatic Mission of Equatorial Guinea began negotiations in 2013, through the General Secretariat of the OACPS in Brussels, to become the world headquarters of the group’s South-South and Triangular Cooperation, a fact that it achieved in 2018.
The Diplomatic Mission of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels also encompasses this important body, based in the Dutch city of The Hague, whose mission is to implement the provisions of the Chemical Weapons Convention to achieve a world free of chemical weapons and the threat of their use. , and in which chemistry is used for peace, progress and prosperity.
Maritime security being one of the vital priorities for Equatorial Guinea, in November 2019 this Diplomatic Mission added to its already numerous competences the IMO, the specialized agency of the United Nations, based in London, responsible for the security and protection of the navigation and to prevent pollution of the sea by ships. Since that time, Equatorial Guinea has begun a solid political dialogue with the institution, as well as being present in each of the councils and assemblies that are held together with the rest of the member states at the London headquarters.
Headquartered in Amsterdam, the CFC is an autonomous intergovernmental financial institution established within the framework of the United Nations. As a member state, Equatorial Guinea firmly believes in the need to improve the socio-economic development of commodity producers and contribute to the development of society as a whole. For this reason, from this Diplomatic Mission we actively participate in the activity of the headquarters, committed to achieving general efficiency and the impact on the development of basic products.
Knowing that world trade is one of the vital economic activities for the planet, Equatorial Guinea is a member of this independent intergovernmental body based in Brussels, whose mission is to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of customs administrations. From this Diplomatic Mission of Equatorial Guinea in Brussels we ensure that we comply with the objectives of this organization, actively participating in the day-to-day running of the WCO.