KUWAIT: The State of Kuwait and the Republic of Equatorial Guinea yesterday signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) regulating bilateral consultations between the two countries. The signing ceremony, held at Bayan Palace, was attended by His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah and the visiting President of Equatorial Guinea Teodoro Obiang Nguema Mbasogo, who arrived in Kuwait earlier yesterday on an official visit. The MoU was signed by First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and his Guinean counterpart, Agapito Mba Mokuy.
Earlier, His Highness the Amir received President Mbasogo and the accompanying officials at Bayan Palace. The meeting was attended by His Highness the Crown Prince Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah. The top-level official talks were also attended by His Highness the Prime Minister Sheikh Jaber Al-Mubarak Al-Hamad Al-Sabah, Foreign Minister Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled and senior officials from the two sides.
Deputy Minister of the Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah said the talks dealt with means of boosting the bilateral relations and mutual cooperation between the two countries. Meanwhile, His Highness the Amir held a luncheon in honor of the visiting president and his delegation.
His Highness the Amir, His Highness the Crown Prince, His Highness the Prime Minister and Deputy Chief of the Kuwait National Guard Sheikh Mishal Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah were in Mbasogos’ reception at the airport. He was also received by Sheikh Sabah Al-Khaled, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior Sheikh Mohammad Al-Khaled Al-Hamad Al-Sabah and Deputy Minister of Amiri Diwan Affairs Sheikh Ali Jarrah Al-Sabah.
He was also received by Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense Sheikh Khaled Al-Jarrah Al-Sabah, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance and Acting Minister of Oil Anas Khaled Al-Saleh, along with senior state officials, senior military, police and National Guard personnel, as well as Director General of Kuwait Fire Service Directorate.
An accompanying mission of honor from the Amiri Diwan was formed headed by Advisor Dr Yousef Hamad Al-Ibrahim. Mbasogo is accompanied by an official delegation consisting of Minister of Foreign Affairs, International Cooperation, and Francophone Affairs Agapito Mba Mokuy, Minister of Fishing and water Resources Estanislao Don Malabo, as well as Deputy Minister to the Presidency of the Republic charged with External Security Juan Antonio Bibang Nchuchuma, along with a number of senior state officials. – KUNA