Reunión Ministerio de Asuntos Exteriores de España

Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, Equatorial Guinea’s agent before the International Court of Justice (ICJ) regarding the case with Gabon, has traveled to the Spanish capital to hold a meeting with the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, in which he has analyzed important documentation for the case.

Specifically, the Equatorial Guinea agent has met with the Director General for Africa of the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Raimundo Robredo Rubio, as well as with his Deputy Director, Natividad Isabel Peña Bonilla. Nvono-Ncá was accompanied by part of the legal and investigative team that is working on the case, such as Derek Smith, representative of Foley Hoag, the legal firm that is handling the case, and Jaime Hervás, historian who is handling the exhaustive analysis of the case. documentation.

Spain is supporting and advising Equatorial Guinea with all possible mechanisms and instruments.

Carmelo Nvono-Ncá

A new case before the International Court of Justice

In this case, Equatorial Guinea faces 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 Gabonese Republic since 1972. It is For this reason, both countries have sought the best mechanism to peacefully resolve said conflict.

The President of the Republic, Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has been playing a fundamental role in this case 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. Meetings such as the one held at the Spanish Ministry of Foreign Affairs are one more step in the resolution of this dispute.

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