The Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea to the European Union, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, met with Nicolás Berlanga Martínez, foreign relations official of the European External Action Service (EEAS) of the EU to address such crucial issues as maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea.
Berlanga, who has also been the European Union Ambassador to Somalia and Togo and has been stationed in Cameroon, Kenya and Angola, currently coordinates dialogues with African partners on migration and maritime security. Likewise, he also collaborates with the University of Jaén in the postgraduate diploma on cooperation with Africa.
Nvono-Ncá used the occasion to address the problem of maritime security in the Gulf of Guinea. Berlanga’s experience leading initiatives in the Horn of Africa bore fruit due to a United Nations resolution that allowed the EU to develop an unprecedented initiative. In the case of the Gulf of Guinea there is no such resolution. However, there are regional African organizations that are pursuing similar strategies to preserve maritime security.
Equatorial Guinea has to be a strategic actor as it is in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea. We are ready to play a special role within the EU framework.Carmelo Nvono-Ncá
Ambassador Nvono-Ncá assured throughout the meeting that “Equatorial Guinea has to be a strategic actor as it is in the middle of the Gulf of Guinea. We are ready to play a special role within the EU framework”.