April 18, 2021

The presidential couple attend the inauguration of the re-elected president of Congo Brazzaville, H.E. DÉNIS SASSOU NGUESSO.

More than a year after the appearance of covid 19, the President of the Republic, Head of State and Government, His Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has made his first official trip abroad this Friday, April 16, 2021. It has been in Brazzaville, where together with Mrs. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, First Lady of the National and at the head of a high delegation, he participated in the Investiture ceremony of the Re-elected President of the Republic of Congo, His Excellency Dennis Sassou Nguesso. At the presidential terminal of the Maya Maya airport, the presidential couple has been met by senior members of the Government, as well as the directive of our Embassy in Congo, Headed by Samuel Ateba Oyowo Iyanga, Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary Ambassador as well as some members of the Government of Malabo present in the delegation that accompanied the Equatorial Guinean Head of State. It is in his honor room where his Excellency Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, has exchanged impressions of his presence in the Congolese Lands, with the First Deputy Prime Minister Fermín Ayissa. The President of the Republic of Congo, SEDenis Sassou Ngueso, inaugurates his new mandate at the Head of State this Friday, April 16, 2021. This has been confirmed by the electoral results obtained on March 21, 2021 and from where he won with more than one million five hundred thousand validly issued photos, thus obtaining 88.47 percent of the final scrutiny, confirmed by the Constitutional Court. His investiture ceremony took place in the Brazaville Palace of Congresses, in the presence of more than twenty Heads of State and Government of the African continent, heads of diplomatic missions, international and sub-regional organizations. In this regard, the Presence of the Equatorial Guinean Presidential Couple, his Excellencies Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Mrs. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, has stood out. Officially proclaimed with the oath of rigor, the Head of State has been congratulated by his counterparts. His Excellency Dennis Sassou, during the inauguration speech, confirmed his promise to make available, all the energy and means available to him, for the youth. The last Presidential elections of the Republic of the Congo took place in 2016 and like this year, the candidate of the Congolese Labor Party has once again won the vote of the majority of its population, for a new renewable five-year term. twice, according to the Constitution. Seven were the participating candidates, standing out for his campaign and conquest of the electorate, His Excellency Dennis Sassou Ngueso for the PCT, the historical Opposition leader, of the Union of Democratic Humanists Yuri, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, second with 7, 84 percent as well as Mathías Dzon from the UPRN who obtained 1.90 percent of the votes. While the participation rate was 67 percent, a slightly lower figure compared to 2016. The most relevant anecdote during this electoral process was the death, a day later, of the opposition leader, Guy Brice Parfait Kolelas, after contesting the chair presidential to the current Congolese president, who has been in power for 36 years. The Republic of the Congo is one of the countries that have shown solidarity with the Republic of Equatorial Guinea, with the donation of a military field hospital, after the events of 7M in the city of Bata. After the ceremony, the presidential couple, their Excellencies Obiang Nguema Mbasogo and Mrs. Constancia Mangue de Obiang, have returned to the country, being fired by diplomatic authorities as well as some members of the Government of Malabo, Republic of Equatorial Guinea.

Embassy of the Republic of Ecuatorial Guinea in Congo Brazzaville