September 10, 2011

Eritrea’s experience in ensuring social justice good example to many African countries: President of Equatorial Guinea

Asmara, 9 September 2011 – President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo of Equatorial Guinea said that the achievements Eritrea has scored in endeavors to ensure social justice constitutes a good example both to his country and other African states.

He made the statement at a state dinner he gave last night in Malabo in honor of President Isaias Afwerki who is currently on a visit to the West African nation.

President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo further explained that President Isaias’ visit would strengthen relations between the two countries, and expressed pride on behalf of his people and that of his own.

He also pointed out that the President’s visit would benefit not only Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea but the African continent in general. Moreover, President Teodoro Obiang Mbasogo said that his country shares similar view with Eritrea as regards commitment to the basic principles of supremacy of law and non-interference in the internal affairs of states.

President Isaias on his part commended the warm welcome accorded him by the Government and people of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, and lauded the country’s achievement in the sector of infrastructure. He also underscored that on top of enhancing bilateral relations, concrete steps need to be taken that would enable the yet underdeveloped African continent score real development. In this regard, Eritrea and Equatorial Guinea share common understanding, he added.

In the afternoon hours yesterday, President Isaias visited a number of zones of Malabo city, during which he observed service-rendering and tourism institutions, as well as housing construction project.

Meanwhile, the two Presidents held talks on bilateral relations and regional issues of mutual interest.

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