In Thursday 22nd December the presidents of Equatorial Guinea, H. E. Obiang Nguema Mbasogo; Chad, H. E. Idriss Deby Itno; Congo Brazzaville, H. E. Denis Sassou, and H. E. Faustin Archange Touadera, from the Central African Republic, arrived in the capital of Cameroon, to take part in the Economic and Monetary Community of Central Africa (CEMAC) Summit, taking place on 23rd.
The Prime Minister and Head of the Government in Cameroon, Philémon Yang, representing H. E. Paul Biya, met the official delegations. The presidential plane which took the Equatoguinean Head of State from Malabo, landed at the Yaundé Nsim Alen International Airport, at 17:40. Personnel from the Equatorial Guinea diplomatic headquarters in Yaundé, led by the ambassador, Anastasio Asumu Mum, also took part in the reception, in order to provide a warm welcome to the Equatoguinean leader.
In the hall of honour at the Presidential Pavilion, the Head of State and the Prime Minister exchanged first impressions on the extraordinary summit of Heads of State, in which they are going to analyse the economic and financial situation in the CEMAC:
Young Equatoguineans studying at universities in Cameroon, entertainment groups, and numerous inhabitants from the friendly, neighbouring country, also turned out to witness the arrival of the Equatoguinean delegation, with banners, applause, and other demonstrations of welcome for the illustrious guests, on the airport esplanade.
At around 20:00, the presidential couple from Cameroon, H. E. Paul Biya and Chantal Biya, provided a dinner for the leaders from the sub-region, at the La Unité Palace. The event was attended by the Heads of State from Equatorial Guinea, Congo Brazzaville, Central African Republic, and Economy and Finance Ministers from these nations.
Text: María Jesús Nsang Nguema
Photos: Miguel Ángel Andjimi
(Presidential Press Team)
Equatorial Guinea Press and Information Office
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