The Brussels-based Ambassador of Equatorial Guinea, Carmelo Nvono-Ncá, held two important meetings today at the Belgian Ministry of Foreign Affairs with the Chief of Protocol, François Gustin along with the Sub-Saharan Africa Department Deputy Director, Isabelle Maduda.

Nvono-Ncá personally informed about the recent pardon given to the Equatorial Guinean citizen Cipriano Nguema Mba, who was granted the status of political refugee in Belgium, and yet, decided to return to home country illegally. Given the corruption cases in the country, Nguema Mba was brought before the courts, but, in response to the constant requests of the Belgian Government and on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the independence of our country, President Obiang granted him, along with others 167 prisoners, a pardon, making his release immediately official. “This noble gesture show to what extend we respect human rights and the importance for Equatorial Guinea to maintain excellent relations with the Kingdom of Belgium and the European Union, in general,” the Ambassador said.

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