The desire to consolidate relations between the Republic of Equatorial Guinea and the European Union in the fight against the prevailing maritime insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea has once again focused the meeting that the accredited Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the EU, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá , has held with the Chief Coordinator of the European Union for the Gulf of Guinea, Nicolás Berlanga Martínez.
Brussels and Malabo wish to cooperate to implement the action plans designed by the European Union and the coastal countries in the waters of the Gulf of Guinea, this was the background of the meeting between the Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea accredited to the European Union in Brussels with the main coordinator of the European Union in the Gulf of Guinea, Nicolás Berlanga Martínez.
In his conversations, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá reiterated Equatorial Guinea’s concern about insecurity in the Gulf of Guinea and once again expressed our country’s willingness to welcome initiatives aimed at maximizing cooperation with the EU in this framework. Likewise, he expressed that security cooperation does not have to always be linked to multilateral agreements, since in certain cases bilateral agreements can be just as effective.
For his part, Berlanga Martínez applauded the collaboration between Equatorial Guinea and Spain in this matter, with the recent entry into jurisdictional waters of Equatorial Guinea of a Spanish Navy ship a few weeks ago, carried out within the framework of the coordinated maritime policies of the European Union. It is an initiative that Ambassador Nvono-Ncá has spent months monitoring and evaluating for its correct application, always ensuring the benefit of the security of the waters of Equatorial Guinea.
Likewise, Berlanga stressed that the fundamental objective of the European Union in the Gulf of Guinea is to reinforce the agreements and actions that the coastal countries themselves are carrying out in terms of maritime security, taking into account that the threats are multiple. Finally, Berlanga said that the EU is exploring some equations that can be aligned with the Equatoguinean government’s own decisions on maritime security and join the regional effort, and finally, he praised the ambassador’s receptivity and openness to dialogue to face this challenge.