Mali-Equatorial Guinea: cooperation takes volume

Malians and Guineans have concluded cooperation agreements on the creation of the joint commission, the framework of economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation and civil aviation

The cooperation between Mali and Equatorial Guinea made a quantum leap on the occasion of the State visit that the president of the Republic Ibrahim Boubacar Keita has just finished in this country. Indeed, the two parties concluded a cooperation agreement on the establishment of the joint commission of cooperation between the two countries, a framework agreement of economic, cultural, scientific and technical cooperation and an agreement on cooperation in civil aviation.

The signing of these agreements of cooperation ceremony took place in the Pavilion of honor of the Malabo international airport under the co-chairmanship of Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta and Teodoro Obiang Nguema.

The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Cooperation and African Integration, Abdoulaye Diop and his counterpart of Equatorial Guinea, Agapito Mba Nokvy, have affixed their signatures at the bottom of the documents on the agreement on the establishment of the joint commission and on the economic cooperation framework agreement, cultural, scientific and technical. Documents on civil aviation were signed by the Minister of equipment, transport and the opening up, Ms. Traoré Seynabou Diop and his Equatorial Guinea counterpart, Fausto Abeso Fuma.

In the joint statement, made public at the end of the visit of the head of State, both sides welcomed the links of friendship and cooperation between our countries and reaffirm their commitment to work to strengthen and further develop their relationship of bilateral cooperation by establishing a mechanism for regular diplomatic consultations.

In addition, adds the release, the two heads of State instructed the authorities concerned to take all necessary measures for the holding of the first session of the joint commission in Mali, in the year 2017. The statement added that both parties welcomed their identity of views on issues of common interest, particularly those relating to peace, security and development of the continent.

The two heads of State have urged the international community to support the efforts of Mali. By honouring the commitments made at the International Conference for the economic recovery and sustainable development of Mali, held in Paris on October 22, 2015.

Referring to international issues, Mali and Equatorial Guinea have reaffirmed the importance of multilateralism and respect for international law. They reiterated their firm attachment to the objectives and principles of the United Nations. The two countries also wanted the establishment of greater democratization of international relations through substantial reforms of the United Nations system. Taking into account the new global political configuration and the requirements of globalization.

The two sides also stressed the need for the reform of the United Nations Security Council and reaffirmed their commitment to the African common position on the issue. During the working session, the two delegations reviewed bilateral relations and scrutinized the possibilities of cooperation in various fields, including agriculture and farming, and air transport. After the signing of the joint communiqué, the heads of State are loaned to the questions from journalists. Our Equatorial Guinean colleagues had come many in the airport's VIP lounge.

The head of State said that, during his stay, he was able to measure course Equatorial Guinea under the leadership of a Patriot leader, hired who has brought his country to the rank of emerging States. According to Ibrahim Boubacar Keïta, "Teodoro Obiang is the kind of leader waited in the African continent.

Through its development activities, peace in his country. And that's all we want in Mali. Because without peace, there is no progress,"he said. Mali one and indivisible comes from far away. There are States that have been divided. This is not the case of Mali, he said before wishing that this peace is always preserved. President Keïta also invited his Equatorial Guinea counterpart to make an official visit to Mali.

The invitation was accepted by the president Obiang Nguema Mbasogo to which Africa has changed a lot, even if we keep the pressure on the part of the international community.

Our continent is experiencing serious problems: terrorism, banditry and drug trafficking. The president Equatorial – Guinea, the continent is able to face these challenges. "Africa today belongs to the Africans. Therefore, independence is not a simple statement. Mali can count on the support of Equatorial Guinea to thwart terrorists,"assured president Equatorial – Guinean.

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