President holds talks with Equatorial Guinea counterpart
New Delhi: President Ramnath Kovind, who is now on a three African nations tour, hold talks with Equatorial Guinea counterpart Obiang on a host of subjects on Sunday.
President Kovind reached Equatorial Guinea on Saturday evening on the first leg of his State visit to three nations –Equatorial Guinea, Swaziland and Zambia. This is the first ever visit by the head of State from India to Equatorial Guinea. The President was received at the Malabo airport by Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, the President of Equatorial Guinea, along with his cabinet colleagues and other dignitaries.
While discussing about the bilateral relations between the two nations, the President appreciated President Obiang for his role in African affairs to promote stability in the continent, and said under the leadership of President Obiang, Equatorial Guinea has seen rapid growth and progress. He also congratulated President Obiang on Equatorial Guinea achieving the highest per capita GDP for any country in the African continent. He stated that India is ready to partner Equatorial Guinea which is diversifying its economy and reducing its dependence on oil and gas exports.
Earlier on Sunday, President Kovind was conferred with the Condecoracion, the highest honour accorded to a non-citizen by the government of Equatorial Guinea, and previously given to select Heads of State from friendly countries. Mpost