The President of Equatorial Guinea is invited to visit Cape Verde

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang TIAGO PETINGA / LUSA

The President of the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, Teodoro Obiang TIAGO PETINGA / LUSA

The Cape Verdean Head of State invited his Equatorial Guinean counterpart to visit Cape Verde. This African State, a member of the CPLP, lives under a dictatorship

In a message published on Facebook, the Presidency of the Republic of Cape Verde reports on the visit that the Head of State, Jorge Carlos Fonseca, took part on, on Friday, to Equatorial Guinea. During this visit, he had a bilateral meeting with his counterpart, having participated in the commemorations of the 50th anniversary of independence.

On this occasion, "the two Heads of State exchanged views on the bilateral relations between Cape Verde and Equatorial Guinea." Equatorial Guinea is a member of the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP) and is internationally criticized for its regime of military dictatorship, where the death penalty still applies.

"Also, as President-in-Office of the Community of Portuguese Language Speaking Countries (CPLP), the President of the Republic discussed with President Obiang issues related to the country's membership program and action plans concerning its integration into the CPLP", the same note states.

During the meeting, the Cape Verdean Head of State invited President Obiang to visit Cape Verde, on a date to be agreed upon.

In Equatorial Guinea, Jorge Carlos Fonseca contacted "various heads of state and other high political figures," including the presidents of Guinea-Bissau, São Tomé and Príncipe, Mali, Niger, Sierra Leone, Liberia and Djibouti, and exchanged views with the vice President of Cuba and the Deputy Prime Minister of North Korea.

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